Nick Albin, widely known as “Chewy” in BJJ Community, is a BJJ black belt who currently teaches/trains/competes in Jiu-Jitsu full time and is the head instructor at Derby City Mixed Martial Arts in Louisville. He’s also a very successful YouTube blogger.

In this video, he makes two main points on the topic of Concepts vs Techniques:

  1. Regardless of whether it’s techniques, concepts, or whatever. If you don’t use it, it’s not going to work for you. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu isn’t just about knowing things in your head conceptually. It’s more about having all of that drilled into your nervous system so that the moves are ready in situations where you can’t think and have to react. Applying is the key. And muscle memory.
  2. The 2nd point is that as you progress and your Brazilian Jiujitsu “IQ” goes up and as you gain experience with grappling, the concepts make more and more sense.

In the video, Chewy discusses examples of these ideas and his own preference on how to teach – but emphasizing that his thoughts are not right or wrong, they’re just his experience as a coach and practitioner.

Hope you’ll find it useful! Oss!