Is Two Days A Week Enough To Learn BJJ?
Posted: October 10, 2022
Long-term Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) training requires a significant commitment. No matter how often you practise, you will most likely need to give up something else in your life in order to find time each week for BJJ.
But just how frequently should you practice Jiu Jitsu?
And really, there isn’t a right or wrong answer but many BJJ practitioners are frequently asked questions on this topic.
What Are Your Goals in BJJ?
You should first evaluate your personal goals to decide the number of classes you should attend week. This is an important part of your decision in selecting the number of days a week you choose to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The following objectives are among the most typical in Jiu-Jitsu:
- Winning (or competing at) local tournaments.
- Competing at future bug regional or international competitions.
- Advancing to the next belt rank, maybe even obtaining the black belt.
- Mastering self-defence.
- A way to get some exercise or introduce physical activity.
- Creating and maintaining your space within the community.
- Maybe you just want to have an enjoyable time or do something fun in your spare time.
These goals won’t always stay the same, over time they might change or slightly differ where some will maintain permanence. But these goals are a good foundation to start with when deciding how often you want to practice.
For example, referring to the list, the second and final goals are vastly different and will each result in different amounts of training.
What Life Commitments Do You Need to Consider?
How many days a week you can actually train BJJ depends what commitments you have now and will have during different periods of your life.
Regardless of your ambitions, obligations like family or education frequently come first. And with reason to. So you might need to make adjustments, even if only temporarily, in order to keep your schedule manageable and reasonable.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will absolutely be competing for your time against many of your other leisure activities. Whether they’re things you do regularly as a hobby or every now and then for fun.
The highest levels of a sport will always require a sacrifice of some sort and it is no different for Jiu Jitsu. If you’re serious about wanting to achieve bigger goals like competing or becoming a professional Jiu Jitsu athlete, you’ll have to make some potentially challenging decisions.
Less significant obligations, maybe another hobby, will have to be reduced or even eliminated from your schedule so you can spend more time truly focusing on BJJ.
On top of that, at various stages of your life you may have more or less time to train. In some cases, you might be at a stage where you can start practising immediately. But at other points, you might need to put it on the backburner, practising less, so you can focus on a school project or assignment.
But once you finish the assignment, you might be able to cram in multiple lessons so you can use more of your free time to advance your skills. Plus, you can fully train in-depth what you couldn’t while preoccupied.
Is Two Days Per Week Enough?
The absolute minimum for sustained improvement is twice per week. Two days a week is ideal for those who want to practise BJJ for leisure and also lack the time to attend additional courses.
So technically, yes two days a week is enough especially for those who can’t sacrifice other commitments and aren’t aiming for professional status.
If you’re someone who desires to earn a black belt or maybe even make it to a competition, then you need to practise more than twice a week.
Two days every week, though, is plenty for those who are just for learning some fundamental grappling techniques for self-defence. Or even those who are pressed for time or have taken an intertest into this sport.
Just make sure the effort you put into practice is there, too, to make it worthwhile. Demonstrating good practice and effort will help more with your progress.
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Self-defence is our main focus here at Ellis Academy.
Our programmes are centred around Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu with simple basic and instinctual motions. It is intended to be taught in the shortest amount of time feasible and is built for possible real-life scenarios.
Every instructor at Ellis has had professional training in martial arts and is qualified. Plus, they’re all certified black belts. And we maintain a spotless facility, offering an extensive list of programmes for people of all ages.
Located in Surrey, get in touch with us to learn more about our self-defence training as well as the practical advantages of mastering this technique.
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