I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about Jimmy Pedro’s Newaza Coaching Program. Here’s one of the best questions that I received from J.S.:
Regarding Jimmy’s Newaza Program, as someone who trains BJJ 5-6 days a week along with my judo twice a week, what is in the program that I’m not likely to see in BJJ? I’m blessed to have a fantastic world-caliber BJJ coach whom I trust with my technique development, but I’m intrigued by what Jimmy may have to offer.
First and foremost, Joe, thank you for your question.
I must say that even though you probably didn’t try too, your post does take a position of martial arts superiority. The line, “what is in the program that I’m not likely to see in BJJ?” makes an assumption that there isn’t any groundwork in Judo which can match what you are learning in Brazilian Jiujitsu. Such is just not true. Learning groundwork and techniques has more to do with the quality of the instructor than it does with the sport.
As the Vice Principal of Jimmy Pedro’s Coaching Program, I’m sure that both you and I can agree that my instruction is “world caliber” and I’m sure that you can agree that Jimmy Pedro’s Coaching is “world caliber”. Why not invoke the help, support and advice or 3 world-caliber coaches instead of just one?
Jimmy and I are here to add to what you are receiving, not to take away or replace it.
In terms or what you will receive. Let me say these things.
What makes judo different from Brazilian Jiujitsu are the rules. The rules determine the emphasis and also the movement selection. What you will find is that there are many moves which are done in judo which you just would not attempt in Brazilian Jiujitsu because you are not under time constraints.
I’m also sure that you know that just because one is a BJJ Black Belt doesn’t mean that one can submit world class judo players in judo competition. Why? Because although all techniques are available there’s a way that you have to access the techniques and you have to know which ones to access.
Also, as a BJJ Black Belt, I learned a great deal from Jimmy while we were creating this program. I thought that it was enlightening and I found the experience very educational.
Also, if you can learn just one thing per month, that’s absolutely phenomenal. In my opinion, you will learn no less than 3 things that you didn’t know in the first month. As a matter of fact, I guarantee it.
Why? Because you are getting Jimmy’s take on what made him good and my interjection of what I would do as a judo player per the movement patterns which are typical for the Judo player.
Also, understand this… we are looking at the sport from the Point of View of Judo, which is VERY different from that of Brazilian Jiujitsu.
Also remember no one person or coach knows everything. A lot of people don’t get outside help because they think that they are getting “everything” that they need from their current situation.
And lastly… what’s the worst thing that can happen? You learn some new stuff, practice it and become better. Or, you find out that you know everything which we are offering, which I doubt, and you get a FULL REFUND and lose nothing. Worse case scenario, you come out ahead.
I, for one, certainly hope and encourage you to make your pursuit of learning a life-long one and one that is open-minded to new things, different approaches, different coaching methodologies, and differing points of views.
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