The beauty of training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the ability to train at or near 100% every day without the fear of getting injured. What this breeds is a greater sensitivity to body weight and mechanics and a fulfillment of your competitive drive on a daily basis. I think the next logical step on your journey is to actually compete in a tournament. But you can’t expect to only train hard in the weeks leading up to a BJJ competition and do very well. I see a trend lately in fighters that only seem to train hard in their fight camp before a fight or BJJ competition. In my view, the fight camp is to get you accustomed to hard sparring and to build a game plan and get your conditioning on par. It’s not the time to be learning new moves or only starting to take your training seriously. The same goes for a competitive BJJ fighter. At Elite we have competition classes for a reason. If you plan on competing at a BJJ competition, your attendance at those classes is important so that we can fine tune your technique and work on more sport oriented rules and positions. I personally take every opportunity I can to roll and drill so that when it’s time to compete the only things I worry about are making weight and cardio.
Competition is guaranteed to make you a better martial artist so I encourage everyone to at least try it out. And if you are going to compete, let us help you prepare by attending our competition classes. Just my 2 cents but I want to see everyone succeed and not feel overwhelmed when your time to shine comes. Thanks.
Elite Training Center
1628 South Pacific Coast Highway,
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Tony Pacenski Japan