Jiu-Jitsu Talk: A Beginner’s Mind


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.

*Good Quality Joint supplements are a MUST!  I use Origin Labs Joint Warfare and Krill oil.  I also use a high quality CBD oil from Apex Hemp Oil.  

LISTEN IN ON THE “JIU-JITSU TALK” BELOW where Professor Mike discusses his obsession with Longboarding and being a beginner again!  

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