10 tips directly from Rickson Gracie to improve your Jiu Jitsu
Now I think Rickson Gracie doesn’t need many introductions, his fame as a wrestler and as a trainer he’s been around the world and inspired many generations of athletes.
Here you will find teachings that you can apply to some martial art not only in the Jiu Jitsu directly of the master red-coral belt of BJJ..
10 tips directly from Rickson Gracie to improve your Jiu Jitsu:
- An injury is no excuse for being on the couch watching TV and not training. Keep the injured part safe and train the rest of the body.
- Physical preparation that becomes a fixed routine can be tedious for the wrestler and uninsmulating for the muscles. Vary your activities, search outdoor environments and be creative. Swimming, surfing, biking, climbing, yoga, running: everything.
- Train every day. A day without training is lost forever.
- Bad mood? Body in need of a stop? Remember that water is a great natural source of energy. Head to the sea, the lake or the edge of a nearby pool to refresh your ideas and joints.
- During training do not think only about the positions of the body. Focus primarily on the rhythm of your breathing, which can be crucial to victory or defeat.
- If you feel that you are stagnant in your Jiu Jitsu,try to invest your time for training by following this formula: 50 in Jiu Jitsu academy, 30 at stamina-enhancing exercises such as running, beach shots and swimming, and 20 at weightlifting-type strength training.
- Success is the natural consequence of perseverance.
- Your competitive animus develops more strength as you face more challenges and competitions. Whenever you lose a competitive race or sparring, restructure your mind and spirit to be ready to better learn next time.
- One of the most important elements of Jiu Jitsu is the desire to be better than yesterday. And this can only be achieved through constant, uninterrupted training.
- You work hard but you also understand that the end result is not just up to you. If you prepared to the maximum and gave everything you had, then you will come home satisfied whatever the end result, even if you did Tap Out.
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