BJJ students sometimes feel that they can only learn from the highter belts.
While it is true that the senior student can offer advice, knowledge, encouragement and inspiration, it is by developing students at a lower level than you that you will be able to embrace aspects of mentoring, teaching, and leadership.
As well, training with students at a lower level than you will allow you to exercise your offensive tactics. It’s really difficult to work an Armbar from Mount with a guy who’s been training for 3 years while you’ve only been training for 6 months. As well, you can share your knowledge with someone who is not as skilful as you. Teaching something is one of the best ways to truly understand it.
The rich diversity of a group class setting is where you can explore, learn and share all aspects of BJJ. Everybody in the room is equally valuable and equally important, from the senior student to the person just learning to tie their belt. Everybody can teach you something.
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