I'm fortunate to have great teammates. Today's post is by Daniel Rodriguez, a Street Sports brown belt and 2009 Pan American champion. Daniel is like no brown belt I've trained with before - he teaches, competes and trains at the black belt level and demonstrates amazingly athletic and disciplined skills. He's been training in jiu jitsu for 6+ years, and has a strong wrestling and capoeira background.
I asked Daniel to write something for DSTRYRsg because he's not only at the top of his BJJ game (and getting better), he has a great, almost scientific, approach to teaching and training jiu jitsu. Enjoy:
What Can I Do Better?
- It was difficult for me to prevent someone from passing my guard. (WHO - body-type, speed, strength, skill of person).
- I was in open-guard and he was in standing (WHERE).
- He would execute a toreano pass (WHAT).
- It would happen just before I was able to take grips on him (WHEN).
- WHY can't i stop him?