An insight to how I use Evernote, as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enthusiast, black belt, and academy owner. Specifically I am discussing the way I use Evernote to catalogue techniques (an often difficult proposition, given the complexity of categorizing diverse techniques).
1. I use Michael Hyatt's "tags, not notebooks" approach to Evernote. Specifically, I have two notebooks: Inbox and Sorted.
2. For tags, I tag:
* positions with @
* submissions with #
* source (which instructor I learned it from) with ^bjj[name]
The latter is consistent with my use of ^ for all "who" tags, but keeps all the BJJ instructors together.
3. My method for note writing is to capture, from instructional videos, screenshots of each important step of techniques, which I notate briefly above each shot. The end result is a step-by-step visual that I can glance instantly at (not watch a few minute video), and refresh my mind on how the technique is accomplished.
1. I can search a position and find all submissions (useful if I'm teaching, or having trouble in my own training from a particular position)
2. I can search a submission, and find all potential entry positions (useful if I'm teaching, or having trouble in my own training catching a particular submission)
3. I can search an instructor, and find all I've learned from him/her
4. Any combination of these
This has been revolutionary for my training, and (as I became an academy owner after implementing this system), ultimately in class preparation.
Hope this helps some of you!