Jujutsu 101 Coaching Tips

If you are serious about taking control of your progress in learning Jujutsu 101, or any practical self-defense, you must invest time and effort learning some good solid coaching habits.

Below I have included a small section from my Jujutsu 101 site about drilling that YOU can apply today!  I urge you to take time and see how you and your friends can use these tips.  They have helped many in law enforcement, as well as men and women in other walks of life.

Notes on Drilling:  In ending, there is quite a bit of knowledge on drilling wisely – self drilling, as well as partner and group drilling. Below are just some Jujutsu 101 views of teaching self-defense, defensive tactics, hand to hand combat, etc.  Take some time and think them over.

  • The more intense the situation, the less you can actually do.
  • Start slow and careful before increasing to greater and more serious self-defense situations.  Use care.  Slowly you will improve.  Train with a sense of reality.  When you and your partner’s skills have improved, then you can increase the intensities.
  • A few simple moves against harder intensities are much better than practicing many moves against many weaker intensities of attack.
  • The human body moves in a limited number of general patterns.
  • Punches, kicks, throws and sophisticated joint locking are specialty skills.  Shoves, stomps, and wrappings of a limb into your torso type holds are generally easier to learn and apply in tough situations.
  • An expert martial artist does not automatically make an expert teacher.
  • It is very difficult to challenge your cherished beliefs.
  • To be a good practitioner become a good and caring coach.
  • It is the science of self-defense, not hero-worshiping.
  • You only have the person’s willingness and understanding to work with.
  • All drills are artificial; don’t be afraid to adjust the drill to the person’s level of skill.
  • You only have so many fights in you; don’t waste them on reckless training!

If you are interested in more information about learning useful coaching habits, go to and spend time really reading the information on my Jujutsu 101 site.

Take your time and really think over what I have written.  It can help put YOU in control of your progress in learning practical self-defense skills.

Take care and always train wise.

Fred Crivello
Jujutsu 101


I developed Jujutsu 101, which consists of drills to help you help yourself improve your leverage control and balance disruption for self-defense situations. Fred Crivello www.jujutsu101.com

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