Training for Jiu Jitsu with knowledgeable and experienced instructors provides you with the structure, guidance, and support you need in your practice. At most schools, you’ll typically find a variety of training programs to choose from. One option is to attend group Jiu Jitsu classes or to go with private training instead.
Group Jiu Jitsu classes have their benefits, as do private training sessions. Let’s take a look at each program to give you some insight into which one would make the most sense for you.
Group Jiu Jitsu Classes
When you train in a group, you have the opportunity to roll with a variety of partners of various sizes, shapes, experiences, and fitness levels. Group Jiu Jitsu classes can give you a sense of your strengths and weaknesses, and then you can address those on the mats. In addition, training with a partner who is better than you creates a unique learning opportunity. And training with a partner who is new to Jiu Jitsu gives you a chance to share what you’ve learned.
With private training, your Jiu Jitsu instructor designs the entire session around you. They take into account your current skill level, fitness, and goals. To benefit from private training, make sure you’re clear about your objectives for your sessions. For example, are you struggling to get beyond a plateau? Is there a specific skill or technique that doesn’t seem to click? Take some time to think about where you’d most like to improve in your Jiu Jitsu training, and then bring this information to your instructor. Together, you can figure out the best way to get results.
You’ll get a lot out of both group classes and private training sessions. But if you’re looking for some individual attention to work through a specific skill or goal, then private training could be what you need to do so. Chat with your instructors about what they recommend and how they can help.