The Importance of Having a Bulletproof Turtle Guard as a White Belt

When I first started practicing jiu jitsu, I was constantly pressured, pressured, pressured, and whittled/eroded down into ‘turtle guard’, as I watched my window of opportunity for survival shrunk smaller and smaller, where I’d then quickly get my ass ransacked and submitted. I’d go home from class feeling like I’d completely forgot whatever I’d learned, […]