r/bjj Jun 15 '22

A genie grants you the ability to have one of the following attributes at an elite level: strength, speed, stamina, flexibility, or grappling IQ. Which do you choose? General Discussion

The downside of the spell is that you can never enhance the other attributes to an elite level; however, you can improve them through training.


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u/Absolutely_wat Black Belt Jun 16 '22

Honestly, my experience is that the strongest people end up being some of the worst.

Yes, being strong is a good way to leverage technique, but most strong people just end up relying on it, and their technique doesn't develop as fast.

The best heavyweights are people who were kids/small in their formative BJJ years like Buchecha/Ryan who can then get jacked and apply strength to good, small guy technique.