Knowing this and doing this are two completely different things. Why is it that even when we know we should be working on broadening our game, we always fall back on the same old routines? (It's a rhetorical question, so don't worry about answering it.) Set your ego aside. Give in to the idea that you can develop a better bottom game, you can develop a better open guard, you can learn how to take your opponent down at will.
You've seen others who can do the thing you wish you could do. They got to that point through practice, repetition, and hard work. You can too, but you have to want it bad enough to work on it.
You know that "go-to move" you always use? Why do you think you're so good at it? Because that's what you always go to. If you put as much effort into learning other aspects of Jiu-Jitsu, you would be unstoppable.
Posted by Conan at 9/08/2012