If you’ve been thinking about starting Jiu Jitsu, you might have done a little bit of online research and discovered a variety of training options. Most Jiu Jitsu academies offer students a few different programs, including both group classes as well as private training.
So, how do you figure out which program is the best fit for you? Personal martial arts goals, along with your level of fitness and experience, will help you narrow it down.
If you’re leaning toward group training, but you’re still feeling a little nervous about getting started, here are just a few of the awesome things about group Jiu Jitsu classes:
Feeling like the new guy or girl in any group can be intimidating. However, what you’ll find with the Jiu Jitsu community is a group of supportive individuals and athletes who want you to benefit from the practice of Jiu Jitsu. Every person understands and respects what it feels like to be new. So...
If you’ve been planning to set specific martial arts goals for 2020, now is a great time to do so. We’re only two weeks into the new year, so it’s not too late.
Once you have your SMART goals set, here are a few tips to help you reach your 2020 Jiu Jitsu goals:
After you’ve decided on the goals you’ll be working on this year, your next step is to create a plan. Setting a goal without a strategy for how you will accomplish it can decrease your chances of success. Take the time to outline a plan to reach your goal. Just as with your goal itself, be specific in laying out the details of your plan. Include the days of the week that you’ll train, what those classes or training sessions will include, etc.
Expecting setbacks sounds negative, but being realistic about how you will carry out your plan will help you reach your goals. Many people who set goals at the beginning of each year end up giving up on...