Time is running out to register for the Mind Body Soul.
REASONS TO COMPETE
If you started BJJ for Self Defence reasons then it gives you a chance to test your newly acquired skills in a safe environment. You can see what works well and what needs more attention.
If you started BJJ to get in shape, well training for a competition is one of the best ways to get in shape. Hours of drilling and rolling sheds the weight right off and builds killer cardio.
Competition is also great for testing out your heart, not just the physical organ itself but YOUR heart… are you going to give up if you get in a bad spot? What about when you are tired? It’s easy to stop in the club, especially if your training partners let you. There is no stopping in competition. Competition truly tests your Mind Body and Soul.
Reason #4 – It gives you a chance to strengthen you bond with your teammates and coaches. If you want to do well in competition, and I mean you really want to win, it takes effort. Not just on your behalf, but your team. It is not something you can do alone.
Your need training partners to work with, a coach to guide you and they have to be interested in helping you. It is no surprise that many BJJ Schools call their team a family, it is. For some people the bond you have with your teammates is stronger than the ones you have with your siblings.
Your teammates have see you sweat, cry and bleed on the mats, hopefully the mats were cleaned afterwards no one wants to train on tear soaked mats. You have confided with your coach on you insecurities and they guide you to make the best decision for you. All this happens with prepping for competition, this is the REAL test.
The competition itself is a chance to show off and have fun, to see what all your hard work and your teams hard work has become. Your victory is shared with your team and the weight of your loses are carried by them to, as a team.
If you haven’t registered already or you didn’t want to compete, I urge you to reconsider. Talk to your coach, you trust them to teach you, trust them to make this decision for you if you are not sure. Tournaments can offer you so much, it’s been 19 years for me and it’s one of my most fun and memorable BJJ experiences ever! It might be for you too.