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On Motivation – Travis Stevens

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Travis Stevens Olympian Judoka and BJJ Black Belt answers the tough question: How to stay motivated?


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  Hello everyone, today I am going to share the number two mental mistake Jiu-Jitsu competitors make and how to avoid it. The mistake is “Fear of disappointing others”. I believe most of the competitors are...

Are you a perfectionist? – The BJJ Mental Coach

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mental mistake number four from the list of "The Top 10 Mental Mistakes BJJ Competitors make and how to avoid them". This pattern can hold us back not only in Jiu-Jitsu but in all areas of our lives, and I'm going to...

Stop Younger FASTER BJJ Training Partners as an Old Guy

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Nick Chewy Albin talks training If you're a bit older and starting BJJ. More than likely you have more than a couple of your BJJ training partners who are younger and faster than you are.

Mental Toughness in Judo/BJJ- Travis Stevens

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  Judo Olympian and BJJ black belt Travis Stevens on mental toughness.

MENTAL TOUGHNESS: BJJ Competition vs Self Defence

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Marc Walder 3rd Degree BJJ Black belt and author of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu the Essential Guide talks thoughts on the value of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a form of Self defence compared to BJJ competition training. In additi...

How to Program your Mind for Fitness :The Power of Attitude – Firas Zahabi

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Being fit is one of the most important aspects of Martial Arts. If you are not fit you will not be able to get through training without great discomfort and mental effort. In the long run this will drain you and may c...

Play Jiu-Jitsu like a Quarterback – BJJ Mental Coach

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In this video concepts will connect to each other and you will have some more clarity about how to build your own custom made playbook of systems and positions.

4 Tips To Deal With BJJ Tournament Anxiety

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Get over your fears and control your anxiety before a tournament. By channelling that anxious energy we can perform at a higher level than we would normally.

Mental Toughness – Dr. Sean Richardson

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An interesting TED talk from 2012. This video gives some basic informations on mental toughness and how to overcome trying situations. Dr. Sean Richardson takes lessons learned from the professional athlete's lock...

What do BJJ Sponsors want? – The BJJ Mental Coach

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Do you have sponsors? If yes, great! If not, are you looking for sponsors? Today I am going to share with you a part two of the “HOW TO GET SPONSORS IN BJJ”. In the previous video we talked about the two key elements ...

Rafael Lovato Jr – Mental Preparation for BJJ Competitions

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Rafael Lovato Jr is a big supporter of sport psychology. Hear out his interview on the things that helped him along the way in learning the art of the mental game.

Stop Thinking About Techniques As A BJJ White Belt – Nick Albin

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   In this video Nick Albin shares an analogy about how BJJ is like music in a way and he explains how it's a little different than what you might expect. And you should not try SO HARD to remember techni...

Physiological Affects of Fight Or Flight – Dr. George Giannou

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Fight or Flight? In this video Dr. George Giannou explains the physiological affects that happen during a fight or flight moment.

Motivation For Combat Sports: Extrinsic VS Intrinsic

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Photo:© Piotr Pędziszewski/PitBullWestCoast  Guest post by Mark Lajhner founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Aca...

Gordon Ryan on What Every BJJ White Belt And Blue Belt Should Learn And Focus In Jiu Jitsu

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Get insights into every aspect and phase of training and competing from 3-Time ADCC Champion and IBJJF World No-Gi Champion Gordon “The King” Ryan - INCLUDES E-BOOK! Find out how you can supercharge your trainin...

How To Improve Your Grappling With Lower Skilled Training Partners

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Photo: Leon Sandoval, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Guest post by Mark Lajhner founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy  and of Mark is a Judo blac...

How To Prepare Mentally Before Training

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How do you come to training? or turn up to a competition? any preparation? or do you just turn up? still thinking about your bills or what you had for dinner last night? big, big mistake. Just taking some time prepari...

Firas Zahabi on the Power of Thoughts and the Thin Line Between Confidence and Arrogance

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GSP's coach Firas Zahabi talks about his perspective on the power of thoughts and what differentiates confident from arrogant fighters.

Avoid The Stuckness Trap With BJJ Training – Nick Albin

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Do you ever get stuck or experience plateaus with your BJJ training? Time periods where you're just mentally and physically frustrated or exhausted?

Overcoming Blue Belt Blues: “I’m Not Getting Better at BJJ”

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Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt Robin Gieseler talks about the blue belt blues and how to get past them. It is common for jiu-jitsu practitioners to experience very big highs and lows at the beginning of their jo...