How to Learn Martial Arts Fast | Explained

In this page, we will go over how to learn martial arts fast, and break down a process which you can follow in order to get better quicker than your peers.

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Studying Your Martial Art

Whether you are trying to learn Boxing quickly, or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu quickly, the first step that you must take is to study the martial art that you want to be great at.

Find the most successful martial artists in that specific martial art that are practicing currently, and the greatest of all time in the past, and watch them.

Watch what they do, understand why they do it, and how they react to uncomfortable situations.

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The answers to all of your questions are out there. The same challenges that you are having, someone else has had before you, and they've solved that problem for you.

This is why studying successful martial artists is so important as you can exponentially accelerate your knowledge and figure out how to implement it into your game.

You'll also be able to figure out which techniques that you like, and which techniques that you don't like, and choose which ones that you would like to apply into your game.

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You can do all of this through YouTube, or even instructional courses that are offered by martial artists.

Drilling Situational Positions

Drills are one of the most important things that you can do, as it can help you improve one specific technique or situation.

Drills are effective as it is something that you can do an infinite amount of times.

Make no mistake about it, drilling is not fun. Working on your weaknesses are not fun, but if you want to improve this is something that you must do.

Drilling in Boxing

For example, if you are a boxer and are having a hard time fighting backwards (when your opponent pressures you repeatedly), you can drill specific combinations while walking backwards.

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Additionally, you can drill different types of movements in order to prevent your opponent from repeatedly cutting off your angle.

Drilling in BJJ

If you are a BJJ student, and are only comfortable while you are in top position, but you are not yet comfortable from the bottom, you can repeatedly drill different techniques that you can do from the bottom.

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As you progress, you can even begin working on techniques that will reverse position. You can begin on the bottom and use a reversal that will put you back where you feel comfortable (such as side position or mount).

Scouting Yourself

One of the most important things that you can do is scout yourself in order to figure out what your strengths and weaknesses are.

If you are unsure what they are, you can ask your instructor or your training partner to give you feedback.

From this feedback, you can tailor your drills around your weaknesses, and drill them so much to the point where they become your new strengths.