Assessment

I assess grapplers’ needs and abilities by looking at the five branches of the Jiu-Jitsu Organizer Tree.

Five branches of the Jiu-Jitsu Organizer TREE.
The five branches of the Jiu-Jitsu Organizer TREE.

Grappling: Who can we control, tap out?

Learning: How much knowledge have we gained since last time?

Conditioning: What kind of mental and physical shape are we in?

Culture: How well do we understand grappling history, customs, language, geography, and so on.

Teaching: How much do we contribute and help others?

To sum it up then: What can we do? and Who can we help?

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