Someone mentioned an interesting article about people becoming tangled in the intricacies of dieting, and spend so much time studying different theories and approaches that they never really get started in the first place. There was one particular quote that I found particularly apt to jiu jitsu:
“Do not subordinate fundamental principles to minor details.”
We all love the flashy stuff, don’t get me wrong, but at the end of the day it is the fundamental principles of jiu jitsu that should be the main focus.
I think it is also what overwhelms white belts in the beginning, the higher belts sometimes, and hell, everyone now and again: all the details. Some things look intimidating or downright impossible, and I think part of the problem is there are a many things you are asked to take into consideration.
The trick is really just taking it one step at a time, sticking to the basics, and not getting too caught up the details in the beginning.
Now get to it!