At Scranton MMA white belt through purple belt is going to be the most critical phase of development for any student. A Gracie Jiu Jitsu black belt is doing the same moves today that he learned years ago as a white belt except that he executes them faster and more efficiently now. This early stage of bjj development is where you will discover your “style” and experiment extensively with leverage. It is a great time in your Gracie Jiu Jitsu journey.
In order to maximize your progress in the early stages of Gracie Jiu Jitsu you need to attend classes, work with a dedicated partner, practice technique repetitively, and drill often. This “secret” is 95% of what you need to do to turbo-charge your learning curve. The other 5% is what you do outside the academy. A great way to improve your game is to find a top level fighter with a similar body type as yours. Study what they do: what moves work best for them, how they apply moves you learned in class, and what strategies they employ against different opponents. Always be hungry to learn! See you on the mats!