Convincing a Friend
One of the hardest things in Jiu Jitsu, besides training, is convincing your non-Jiu Jitsu friends to try it out. I know I’ve tried countless times to bring my friends into the gym to try a class. Mainly so they can see and understand why I love Jiu Jitsu so much. Luckily, after enough time and persistence you finally convince them to come in and wonder what you can do to get them prepared for their first class. A good idea is to show them a few things basic things that give them some idea what to expect in our fundamentals class at Supremacy Jiu Jitsu. Start by giving them a scenario, like they are being attacked in mount and have them start in the bottom mount position. Have them try to escape and when they run out of gas explain to them how to escape and walk them through the technique. Another thing that is always good to show is a basic submission. Showing them an arm lock or triangle will intrigue them about what other submissions there are and increase their interest for what’s to come. To keep everything consistent and simple, I would suggest staying in the top mount position and showing them the Americana. This submission is very effective from mount and it allows them to see an attack from somewhere they just learned to control and escape from. If you have enjoyed your time at Supremacy Jiu Jitsu, ask your friends to come in and try out a class and let them see for themselves why this is such a great sport.