Mindset for BJJ Competition

Posted by Bret Gold on

If you're like me, you have to psych yourself out quite a bit before competition. Most of my energy is drained before the first match even starts just from adrenaline dump and and anxiety. 
Meeting with multiple time BJJ Champion and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Ricardo Libório - Eduardo "Teta" Rios and rising star brown belt Eirin Nygren to find out what their secrets are when preparing mentally before a competition. In this video Eduardo "Teta" Rios talks about how he prepares his mind for BJJ competition. He and Eirin Nygren talk about positive visualization and visualizing the win. Confidence in knowing that it's just another day on the mat; something that we do almost every day.
Don't think about what can go wrong, think about what can go right. 
Definitely easier said than done, but it's a start and a move in the right direction. 
Tell us in the comments below what you do to prepare yourself for competition. Do you have a special routine? Songs/Music you listen to? A favorite coach/trainer to get a pep-talk from? We'd love to hear how you handle the anxiety of competing.

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