There’s going to be a ton of advice that you’ll receive when you first start training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… But none of them may be as valuable as the following advice from Mikey Musumeci.
Musumeci understands that you’d like to go “all in” and train every day. However, it’s best if you take it slow – and focus on training for a long time:
Advice for people starting Jiu-Jitsu: take it slow. Don’t get completely obsessed with it and burn out.
I think a steady, long-distance mindset is the best for anyone starting to do Jiu-Jitsu.
If you keep going at a slow and steady pace, you’ll build your body and make it much more injury-proof – instead of breaking it down with too much training.
And then, after some time, you’ll be able to increase the intensity of training. As well as your motivation and drive, just like Musumeci has done:
What keeps me going, I would say, is my motivation and drive. I’m always trying to get better and improve and I know how short our life is. I know how limited our time is.
So, I feel like every second I’m not working toward my goal, I feel like I’m wasting time.
But Mikey is a professional athlete. So this sort of an obsession actually helps him be among the best:
I think all the competitors I can be with are amazing, but I think what separates myself is my obsession.
I’m never not thinking of Jiu-Jitsu, every hour in the day I’m thinking of it. So, I think that my obsession separates me.