A great article from Atos HQ on the benefits of doing privates
Most all instructors and upper belts at any academy are willing to give private lessons. When you are trying to get better at a subject in school sometimes it’s difficult to get the attention you need in a class full of students. This is where a tutor would be beneficial. It’s the same case for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It’s just a matter of how much you prioritize your training, and how much money you want to invest. If you are thinking about giving private lessons a try, here are some quick and helpful facts to consider.
Individual attention from your instructor:
You have your instructor all to yourself, so if you are having trouble with anything in sparring or have any other questions it’s easy to get answers. Even if you just need advice on your game or tips on what to work on, privates are the perfect time to get that game changing technique you may not of even known you needed.
Your instructor/coach can give you valuable feedback about your BJJ including bringing to light your good and bad habits. This will help you improve much faster, and give you a better idea what you need to work on. They can go over techniques that will work for your game specifically that you can add in immediately.
Sometimes work may get busy and classes could be hard to attend with a busy schedule, but with privates you have way more flexibility. It’s easy to find a time that will work with your schedule to take a quick one hour private, so you can continue to progress.
Quicker road towards achieving your goals:
Private lessons can put you one step ahead of your competition, and give you that edge you need. When you are learning BJJ you need to have an answer for every situation, and taking a private with an instructor can help you find those answers more quickly.
Roll with your Professor/Coach:
Private lessons are also a chance for you to roll with your instructor, which can teach you a lot. They can analyze your game better by feeling you roll, and point out holes in your game. In a large class setting it may be hard to get this opportunity, so take advantage of private lessons.