Always assume that your opponent will be bigger, faster, and stronger than you

This is the old school way of thought in Jiu Jitsu that gets overlooked a lot now a days.  And I think it’s both good and bad.  Old school Jiu Jitsu, at least in America, was always centered around usefulness in a fight.  Especially during a time when everyone thought that karate black belts needed to register their hands as deadly weapons and that the dim mak or death touch was real.  —So what better way to promote Jiu Jitsu

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Why it’s a great idea to compete at least once in your life

Competing is scary. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time or your 250th time.  That’s because your competition rises with your skill.  You could be the best white belt competitor in the world. Get your blue belt and immediately get demolished.  And that’s an important part of competition.  It’s a humbling experience that really shows you what you’re made of.  It doesn’t really matter how well you do. But how you react under pressure.  Are you able to perform

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Never apologize for losing

You should never apologize for losing because you didn’t do anything wrong.  After every major tournament or even small tournament I always see competitors make this long post about how they are sorry for letting all their friends and training partners down because they didn’t medal in a tournament.  And I used to feel the same exact way but after you compete for a few years you begin to realize that no one really cares if you lose. In fact,

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