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10 attitudes towards Jiu-Jitsu that probably make your life better

Jiu-Jitsu in the Park in LA, on July 19

Look back into your life in the past 365 days and tell us how many of this 10 attitudes you adopt as your own. We’re sure they helped you to be a happier and healthier person.

1 – Start training Jiu-Jitsu: Let’s begin with the basics. We preach about the benefits of the gentle art for our health and how it provides quality to our lifestyle. We hope we were able to convince you to put on the gi and take your first class.

2 – Go back to training: Ok, we understand that sometimes it’s hard to stay on track with all the responsibilities of modern life. Even so, did you make that effort and allowed Jiu-Jitsu back into your life?

3 – If you already train, show up at least three times a week: You know that the world belongs to those that show up. Every expert will agree that the beginning is the hardest part of the proccess. Just hang on and enjoy the ride.

4 – Tap more: Did you leave your pride off the mats? Did you lose the fear of rolling with people of higher belts and get submitted. Remember that a black belt is a white belt that did not give up.

5 – Eat healthy, always: Again, there’s no big secret. Your body is your machine. If you put in bad fuel, you’ll run badly or even break down. So, did you skip the sodas, sweets, red meats and fries and went for the greens, fruits, nuts and fishes?

Yoga by the sunset

6 – Compete at least once: Ok, not everybody has that competitor drive, but if you are in Jiu-Jitsu you should try it at least once. The environment of a real live competition will make your blood pump and add a unique experience to your life. Hope you tried.

7 – Sign up for a seminar: Even if the level of training at your academy is fine, you should always be looking for ways to fasten your learning process. The biggest stars in Jiu-Jitsu are constantly teaching seminars. Tell us which seminars did you attend in 2015.

8 – Go on a BJJ trip: Rio de Janeiro is the obvious destination, but you can choose other places to go and train. Most major academies welcome visitors at a small fee. The IBJJF has tournaments all over the planet. Did you gather your friends, packed your gis and explored the world. Where did you go?

9 – Introduce a friend to Jiu-Jitsu: If you already train, you know how great it is. So, did you make it a personal challenge to bring a friend to train as well? He or she will thank you for sure.

10 – Be happy and live the moment: John Lennon said “life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”. Did you live instead of just wasting time making plans?

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