The number three most common mental mistake Jiu-Jitsu competitors make is “Fear of making costly mistakes”. If you have competed before, most likely you have made this mistake and you are NOT alone! The fear of making costly mistakes during a match can hold us back from performing to the best of our abilities and it can bring a lot of frustration after the competition.
Today you are going to hear about the best way to avoid this very common mental mistake that we all go through at some point in our Jiu-jitsu competition journey.
The BJJ Mental Coach
“Bringing Innovation to Jiu-Jitsu”
“DO YOUR NERVES GET THE BEST OF YOU CONSISTENTLY WHEN YOU COMPETE?”
Check out http://www.thebjjmentalcoach.com to find out how “Inner Discovery for Outer Success” can help you!
Have you ever failed to deliver your best when it counts? This week our friend and BJJ black belt Gustavo Dantas will help you do your best on and off the mat. Gustavo has been training BJJ for 25 years, he is a 4th degree black belt. He has a passion for teaching BJJ and helping coach people to reach their goals. His coaching website is TheBjjMentalCoach.com.
In this interview we talk about:
- Doing BJJ as a kid in Rio
- Listening to audio books
- Why he recommends the book Psycho-Cybernetics
- The BJJ Mental Coach blog
- How he was able to overcome a bad start to competing
- Overcoming mental blocks in competing
- Moving to the United States from Brazil
- Dealing with competition anxiety
- A recent interview he did with Budo Videos
- Dealing with a high pressure situation
- How he runs competition students different from the students that don’t compete
- Learning from failure
- The three types of training partners that you need to be training with
- How BJJ can benefit someone off the mat
- Fixing mistakes after a tournament
- Living up to your full potential
- Dealing with fear
- Focusing on only the things that you can control
- His four Dvd set Inner Discovery for outer success
“Black belt Mackenzie Dern of GMA Megaton Jiu-Jitsu will be teaching a workshop in Tempe, AZ on Dec. 7.
The 2014 no-gi world champion will be teaching a Toys for Tots Workshop where you can train and learn with her. Men and women of any affiliation are welcome.
The cost of the seminar is $50 but you will receive $10 off if you bring an unwrapped new toy to donate.
The seminar will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1761 E Warner Rd. Tempe, AZ 85284.”
Contact www.yumabjj.com for more information
Check out Gustavo Dantas’ interview in the show “This Week in BJJ” with Budo Videos. Get to know more about Gustavo’s teaching philosophy and his approach to competition. Here are some of the topics covered in the interview:
-Why getting 2nd place (and not getting gold) at the 2014 Masters Worlds was a good thing.
-Why BJJ competition is a powerful tool for self-development.
-Mental skills to ease the nerves when competing.
-Why he has a wall separating the mat space from the parents.
-Why it takes him 30 minutes to watch a 10 minute match (this is an awesome way to learn)
-The “window” concept and how it changes as you spar against higher belts
-Gripping strategies related to each guard