Meditation for BJJ

April 13, 2016 Mental Preparation Wellbeing 0

Meditation for BJJ really? Meditation is big in the press, helping with stress and other issues. But for some people the thought of chanting or listening to pan pipes can be off putting. It’s hard to appreciate how sitting quietly can actually be a benefit for you as an ageing grappler. So how can you… Read more

What is the right mindset for bjj competition

March 9, 2016 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mental Preparation 0

At the end of last year I competed at the IBJJF Berlin Open and didn’t do too good. This made me consider that I have to rethink my approach to competition. I had spent all last year hyping myself up for each match, thinking I need to be aggressive to get the upper hand. But after… Read more

Is there any benefit in setting goals

January 4, 2016 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mental Preparation 3

At the beginning of the year I wrote a post about setting goals, you can find it here. Now we have come to the end of that year I have had a chance to review those goals. I have achieved some and others I have not been able to hit. But despite this the question… Read more

Excuses are not BJJ

August 19, 2015 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mental Preparation 0

As jiu jitsu practitioners we have all had difficult times, when things just don’t work for us. It comes with the territory as we are all learning and none of us are good at everything straight away. Having said that the one thing we should not be doing is making excuses, as excuses are not… Read more

Frustration in BJJ

June 17, 2015 Mental Preparation 0

Whether you are a beginner like me or a world champion black belt, at some point or another there is something that we all experience. We will all suffer from some form of annoyance with your bjj journey. Frustration in bjj will be a common issue that you will have to deal with.