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15 Tips for New Competitors

December 2, 2015

This is an excerpt from another web page but it has some great tips for you guys looking to compete this weekend.

1. Decide whether you’re going to do takedowns or pull guard. If your standup strategy is a single technique like a “double-leg”, and you are unable to make it happen, just pull guard. If you started Jiu-Jitsu with takedown experience, make for yourself a set of parameters. For example, “If it’s halfway through the match and nothing has happened in terms of standup, I’ll pull guard to get the match going.”

2. Relax Relax Relax. What I mean by relax is to maintain a presence of mind.

3. There’s nothing wrong with being nervous. Don’t spend all your emotional energy fighting your own nervousness. Just accept it.

4. If it’s your first competition, remember that you only have to win each match once. In the training room, you can be lazy because you know there will be more rolling. You think, “Why burn up all my energy fighting this position now when I have another 30 minutes of rolling left?” This doesn’t apply to competitions. When competing you have to go full throttle each match from start to finish.

Read more at http://wbbjj.com/15-tips-and-strategies-for-white-belt-jiu-jitsu-competitors/

Looking forward to seeing you guys out this weekend. Mind the parking, read the post below.

Thomas Ryder BJJ

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