How to Get Your Mind Right For Jiu Jitsu Training
How To Establish A Daily Training Mindset For Jitsu and Life.
Let us face it, getting your mind absolutely right for any real world situation could lead to better outcomes of that specific task. Of course the same principle exists in any martial art, especially in Brazilian jiu jitsu. If you have the proper mindset your training will benefit greatly. With that in mind, let us look at a few tips on getting your mind right before you start to train.
The importance of setting Daily goals
What do you really wish to accomplish on a specific day that you are training? Well, there are many different things that you may wish to accomplish. You may wish to accomplish something such as leg locks, or escaping side control, or even something as simple as focusing on your breathing. By setting a daily goal you will keep your mind focused and work to rid yourself of meaningless tasks throughout the day.
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Focus During Instruction And Pay More Attention
Drilling is crucially important. Do not underestimate this importance. Of course well all really love to roll in jiu jitsu, but the reality of martial arts is that training and drilling is where all of the magic really happens. I urge you to pay very close attention to the instruction, and drill all of your moves with intention, and a goal in mind. It is important to remember never to get lazy. Naturally, this is much easier said than done. But stay focused on moving with intention, so that you are able to notice when you are having issues with a specific instruction. If you are really struggling you might want to ask your instructor. You could also ask a higher belt level student.
The fact of the matter is, we all have good friends, and we all want to socialize as much as humanly possible. The honest truth is that this can very easily get in the way of your training. Talk to your training partners before or after jiu jitsu class. Be respectful and do not talk during class. If you do so you are being a distraction, which is rude to your training partners and your instructor.
Reflecting On Your Day
What went well? What did no go well? What went really bad? What could you have done better? What areas can you improve upon? What scenarios do you need to adjust to? Questions like these will allow you to focus your thoughts around a center and make you more focused for your next training session. I encourage you to write things down if you really need to, and then look back at the things you wrote down after a full day of training hard. If it was a bad day, no big deal. So be it. Let it go. But be thankful for the really good days. And always be grateful that you have grappling in your life and a good gym to train at.
You want to always take a little time to center your mind when you are headed to the gym or jiu jitsu class. In doing this, you will definitely learn to accelerate the rate in which you retain vital information. This will ultimately make you far more productive. So please, I encourage you to give it a shot, and see what works well for you!
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