The GRACIEMAG now in book stores across the US brings with it a wealth of lessons, details, training tips and mentalization processes for you to keep in check your greatest adversary: your own self, when you let your nerves get to you.
From Augusto Tanquinho to Renzo Gracie, Rodrigo Minotauro to Demian Maia, stalwart submission aces recount their important and sometimes amusing experiences in reining in their inquietude, taking a deep breath and turning the tables.
In practice, it’s more or less like what you’ll see in the following excerpt of the battle between Royler Gracie and Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhães at the 1998 Worlds. With the opponent stuck to his back and one hook in, the athlete doesn’t waver. He mentalizes his escape route – just as you’ll do after reading your copy of GRACIEMAG.