There are many types of people that you will meet in Baltimore Brazilian jiu jitsu schools. Just like any schools, there are several personalities that you will notice in your own class. You might encounter the “bully” type of person who is big and buff and possess a lot of strength. You can also meet a “Mr. Personality” type of student who likes to befriend everyone is school. Moreover, you will see a person who just stays quiet and observe the rest of the class.
Amongst all the personalities that are mentioned above, you might say that the quiet one is the most likely to do well in class. You are wrong. All the aforementioned personalities will not perform well in class, but the quiet one is the most likely not to improve. The bully type of student is someone who is physically fit. Hence, his body can easily adapt to the training, and his physique is built for martial arts. He will only have a problem is when it comes to rolling. He will use more force than what is required, and his training partner might get injure. The very friendly person can distract the entire class with all his chit chats and laughs. However, with proper discipline and reminder of the rules in class, this attitude can easily be corrected.
The normal routine in a class is that after a new technique is shown, students will be working to get a good set of repetitions of the techniques. Because the technique is new, it is expected that students are most likely to make mistakes. Students are most susceptible for the said mistakes to become a habit. The instructor will not see everything; hence, he will not be able to correct your wrong execution of the technique.
In Baltimore Brazilian jiu jitsu schools, students are paired with each other. It is the role of the partner to look out for his partner if he is following the correct steps. If a student feels that he is making a mistake, or his partner is doing so, then he can ask the instructor to observe their execution and correct it if necessary. The quiet student will never tell his partner if he is doing something wrong. Moreover, he will not ask the instructor for any help or correction even if he knows he didn’t get the steps correctly. The quiet type of person will make the mistakes continue and become a habit.