Having a beginner’s mind is essential to your success in Jiu-Jitsu. Never lose the sense of curiosity and wonder. When you’re new to the gentle art everything is overwhelmingly awesome. It’s like seeing the world through the eyes of a 3 year old. Arm bars are amazing…chokes are incredible… it’s all so new and exciting. That’s the fun a being new to BJJ. Being a beginner also comes with nervousness, anxiety, the risk of injury and more. It’s important that you carefully navigate the first year on the mats.
Tips for success:
*Tap early – Be mindful with submissions and tap early…especially with joint locks. The risk of injury with joints can be high if you’re not cautious.
*Stretch Daily – Build a daily habit of 20 minutes of stretching. Keeping your body lose and limber will help prevent injury and allow you to do cooler stuff on the mats!
*Drink plenty of water, eat a clean balanced diet.
LISTEN IN ON THE “JIU-JITSU TALK” BELOW where Professor Mike discusses his obsession with Longboarding and being a beginner again!