To learn the ABC’s of any subject requires a certain amount of hard work; but it is necessary. Very much is it so in respect of Traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The fundamental techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu are of the highest importance since they indicate the principles on which the whole of the art is based. When the fundamentals are neglected the learner gets nowhere.
All practitioners should realize that it is better to learn the basic techniques and principles well than to over saturate the mind with hundreds of subsidiary techniques that cannot possibly be mastered in one lifetime.
Frequent practice is essential if efficiency is to be gained. The key to learning Jiu-Jitsu is repetition. The ultimate goal is to condition your sub-conscious with Jiu-Jitsu.