Five lessons to improve as a Jiu-Jitsu professor by Roney Edler

Black-belt highlighted pillars whose understanding leads to improvement in the teaching of Gentle Art

Roney Edler is a black-belt currently active in the United States. Born in the northeast of Brazil, the master aims to promote more life changes through sport.

Like any martial art, Jiu-Jitsu has fundamentals that act as pillars in the construction of knowledge. Defining and distinguishing these pillars are fundamental tasks on the path to mastery. The definition of these essential aspects is the responsibility of the masters, the desire to learn is up to the disciples.

Roney Edler, black-belt responsible for founding Sertão BJJ, based in the United States, listed 5 concepts that serve as mandatory lessons for any professor who wants to promote the improvement of their athletes in Jiu-Jitsu. Pay attention to each of these words and practice, in body and mind!


A good professor must seek to have broad knowledge and always seek to learn, in order to transmit information and update their students.


Patience is an essential quality to deal with students’ challenges and difficulties. A good professor knows that each student has their own learning pace and is willing to help them overcome obstacles on and off the mat.


Empathy is fundamental to understanding the needs and emotions of each student. A good professor puts himself in students’ shoes, recognizing their difficulties, limitations and offering emotional support when necessary.


The ability to communicate clearly and effectively is essential for a good professor. It must be able to convey information in an understandable way and encourage active participation by students in classes.


A good professor is able to motivate students to evolve and surpass themselves every day, always trying to learn more and more. It creates a stimulating and inspiring environment, encouraging students to strive and reach their full potential.

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Written by Emmanuela Oliveira

Emmanuela Oliveira é faixa-marrom de Jiu-Jitsu e formada em Comunicação Social. Dentro do tatame, aprendeu que é possível conjugar Jiu-Jitsu, escrita e o gosto pelas artes visuais em um só pacote.

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