Effortless Jiu Jitsu

Because efficiency is your key to lifelong success in Jiu Jitsu

Basically all styles of BJJ have the same goal, they teach you how to control and submit an opponent. However, the ways of doing this varies a lot from school to school. There are fast style of BJJ, others are more powerful, athletic, mobility based or quite artistic. The focus in my Jiu Jitsu is different. It’s all about being effortless and efficient.

Why? Because getting older will happen to all of us, and I love the idea of not only training forever, but getting better forever. The only way we can excel literally forever is a Jiu Jitsu that is based on being effortless. Strength and explosiveness is great, but it is a domain of the youth and a game based on these attributes will not work once you are past your prime and will only lead to frustration and injuries.

Look at guys like Helio Gracie (BJJ), Kyuzu Mifune (Judo) or Morihei Ueshiba (Aikido) these masters took their styles into their eighties and still were able to perform their techniques. Even so their styles were different, they had one thing in common. They were absolutely effortless and efficient in their movements. Sometimes it seems as they had supernatural powers.

When it comes to martial arts, guys like that are my role models. I want to get better when I get older, and for me the only way to do that is becoming more and more effortless in my BJJ. If you feel the same, I am glad I can share some of my knowledge with you.