“I have also learned (finally) that jiu jitsu is about the execution of skills. It is not meant to be a war at every training session. I am not trying to win at jiu jitsu. I am not “fighting” my team mates. I am attempting to execute a particular skill, and when it doesn’t work, I ask questions, watch videos, problem solve, and then try it again. It is good to fight with heart, but you should try as much as possible to take the emotional component out of training.”
A week or so ago I wrote a guest article for White Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blog.
The article covers some survival tips for anyone starting BJJ. I have also addressed some issues that often come up for us ladies, such as the constant tears on the mats, comparing ourselves to our training partners and dealing with ‘losses’.
Read it here and let me know what you think!