TECHNIQUE

So you are a blue belt? Lucas Lepri has great advice for you: first of all, don’t focus just on your attacks, as you have to keep your defense sharp as well. Train both in the Gi and No Gi and test yourself. Face the fact that you’re still going to be tapped out a lot, especially by higher belts – but don’t get discouraged, it’s all a part of the process.
Above everything, be hungry to learn and enjoy yourself! Enjoy the journey as much as you can and the environment you’re in, the friends and the overall atmosphere in your academy.