On our recent show with Keith Owen, we discussed how Brazilian jiu-jitsu students of today often check out BJJ technique videos on YouTube. This can be good because jiu-jitsu practitioners can be exposed to a range of moves that they might never encounter at their academy. On the other hand, there is the risk that students may become too enamored of fancy, advanced moves when they might be better served by focusing on the fundamentals. In any case, Owen said that internet videos of techniques can not be ignored and we agreed that perhaps one of the roles of a BJJ teacher today is helping to navigate their students through so much information that they will be exposed to one way or another.
How about you? Do you consider BJJ Videos on the internet a key component of your training?
(This poll idea came to us from Arnaud, who called in to our toll free number 877-247-4662 and gave us his suggestion. Thanks!)