How do you become a successful competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Sure, there are many facets to success; such as training hard, being consistent, resting properly, and so on.
However, a lot of it also comes down to the sort of a mindset you have. And at least a part of your mindset has to be a problem solving one.
Lachlan Giles revealed this to be the case for himself, in an interview with BJJEE:
It would be hard to pin down my success as a competitor to one single thing.
I think that taking a technical, problem solving approach to Jiu-Jitsu – as well as taking on what I believe to be the best training methodology (that is, specific training which is tailored to areas you are trying to improve) – played a large part.
He added that his consistency has been a big part of the equation as well:
One of my biggest strengths is my consistency, as I have barely missed a day of training in the past 10 years, so long as the opportunity to train was available.
And, when it comes to coaching his students, Lachlan Giles always thinks about the environment first:
As much as I would love to claim the success of my students as my own doing… I honestly think that – in order to create a good grappler – the most important thing is to create an environment where they can develop their own game and spend time problem solving, workshopping, and specific training that game.
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