Are you interested in starting out with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Or have you already begun training… But somewhat feel overwhelmed by the entire ordeal?
Tom DeBlass understands what you’re going through. Here’s what he has to say to BJJ beginners:
My advice to those starting Jiu-Jitsu is to remember this: Jiu-Jitsu will be one of the hardest things you ever do in your life. You will be tested mentally, physically, and spiritually.
We are told that our biggest battles come from within, yet that is hard to understand when our partners are constantly trying to apply strangle holds and submissions to us.
But even when your training partners are outright crushing you in training, that’s still not an excuse to stop going. What’s more, you should appreciate what your training partners are doing – simply because it’s going to make you perform better in the long run:
Understand this: your partner looking to dominate you physically on the mats, is only making you stronger mentally.
Keep Jiu-Jitsu a game, keep it fun, apply strategy and discover things about yourself that you never knew.
You are never losing in practice, you’re only learning.
View this post on Instagram