Feeling Down In Jiu-Jitsu? This Is What You Need To Do

Here’s the bad news about Brazilian jiu-jitsu: sometimes you’re not going to perform up to your ideal level. Maybe you’re a two-stripe blue belt and you tapped out to a one-stripe white belt. Maybe you were hoping for that purple belt, but you were the only one in your class of a hundred students who didn’t get promoted.

Sucks, doesn’t it?

But here’s the good news: first, everyone…and I mean everyone…who does jiu-jitsu and cares about his or her performance is going to have these days. You might think you’re the only person in BJJ who’s ever gotten tapped out by a lower belt while his or her coach was watching, but you’re not. Trust me, it happens to everyone; and if it hasn’t happened to you yet, it will.

Second, there are ways you can, at the very least, alleviate some of the pain that comes with feeling down about your performance. This is where Coach Tom from the Grappling Academy comes in.

In this under-three-minute video, Tom gives his viewers helpful tips to overcome their BJJ blues. Such tips include making sure you keep coming to jiu-jitsu, and reminding yourself why you started in the first place.

Check out the video above to hear everything Coach Tom has to say.


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