What is a good mindset for competing in Jiu Jitsu?

Competing is tough. It’s not easy. I think I’ve done everything from being self-deprecating to being like, man, I can do it.  I think it’s tough preparing yourself before your matches. I’ve touched on knowledge gaps before in previous posts but it’s always great to touch on this topic since there are new students joining Jiu Jitsu academies all over the world every day. The best preparation in my opinion is to make sure that you understand your positions as

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The progression of suckage

Jiu jitsu is hard and you will suck for a long time. There I said it 😆.  I’m serious, Jiu Jitsu is a hard art form  to pick up. Because it has lots of weird movements that will take your body time to adjust too as well as just the over all skill set you will need to become proficient in before you can even have an idea of what you’re doing.   In the beginning, you can kind of brute force your

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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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