I Changed BJJ Gyms But Training is Still Negative
I received a message from our friend who is experiencing a lot of pressure and negativity related with Brazilian Jiu-jitsu training.
He says that there was a lot of pressure put on him because he was promoted very quickly. And it bothered him. So much so, that many times his training has now become a negative thing.
When he moved away to a school away from his home BJJ gym. He thought that the negative feeling he had experienced would be left behind.
As I’ll discuss in the video. That just like him I was promoted very quickly to my Blue Belt and Purple Belt. And like our friend’s expectations and negative feelings. I felt a huge pressure to uphold my spot as one of the best guys in the gym during Brazilian Jiu-jitsu training.
And like our friend, these expectations were from within me. Even when I moved to a new gym. The pressure, nerves and expectations just to take part in a training session were still there.
So in the video I share with him of the idea of simply letting go of that. Obviously, you have to push yourself and do your best. But you can’t be eaten up with pressure all the time when you’re training.
It destroys your ability to learn and enjoy the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu training.
So I gave him the best tip I was given back as a Purple Belt which was to simply let go of all of that.
It’s not easy, and will take time, but that simple conversation I had with my coaches was as strong as any BJJ basics or technique I ever learned.
Hope the video helps if you’re in a similar spot!
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