Allowing your technique to develop:
You may hear an instructor or senior student tell you to take it a little bit easier while rolling, and there is a very good reason for that. When you begin your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey, it is common that you compensate for lack of technique with force. It is better to move at a pace that will allow you to correct your movements rather then trying to compensate for your technical deficiencies with your physical attributes i.e strength, speed, flexibility ect. Yes, sometimes you need to push yourself and test the techniques you have been working hard to develop. However keep in mind that needs to be done with the appropriate partner, who is aware that you are trying to work at a higher pace and push yourself. Powering through a failed technique is not helping you correct the technique, but rather gives you a false sense of security. Yes, strength is important in ultimately prevailing in a BJJ match (all other things being equal), but the most important aspect of practice is to improve our technique!
See you on the mats!