Hey guys i just wanted to share my first class with you at a BJJ beginner class and was hoping to get some advice.
I attended my first class last night and explained to the instructor that it was my first time doing any kind of grappling whatsoever. I was told to borrow a gi from the pile in the corner (smelled lovely
) and get a partner.
The instructor then explained that we were going to start off from where the last lesson ended, but he did demonstrate what exactly it was that was done last class. The lesson was spent maintaining back control and applying chokes and armbars.
My Question to you is, surely my first ever lesson should be the basics of the sport? I couldnt believe that i was doing the exact same techniques as the old dudes with cauliflower ears who had years of experiance! knowing how to maintain back control doesn't mean shit if i havent been shown how to get there!
thanks guys, i appreciate that was a long read!