Muitos fatores levam à um melhor desempenho dentro das competições e um deles, tem enorme importância e se chama CONDICIONAMENTO.
Leia agora o primeiro texto da série sobre melhor desempenho dentro das competições.
Hey competidor! Certamente você alguma vez já se sentiu sem foco, desmotivado e sem autoconfiança para se desafiar em uma competição.
Mas fique tranquilo, essa fase faz parte do processo e o blog de hoje fala um pouco mais sobre isso.
Você finalmente se inscreveu para a sua primeira etapa COMPNET ou já está a algum tempo disputando o ranking global.
Mas como você monta sua estratégia para competir? No que você mantém o foco para se dar bem nas disputas?
Preparar-se mentalmente para uma competição de jiu-jitsu é tão importante quanto o treinamento físico.
E nós mais uma vez estamos aqui para te ajudar! Então se liga que o Blog de hoje é sobre o MINDSET do jiu-jitsu de competição...
Hey competidor! Como você se prepara para um evento CompNet?
Já fizemos essa pergunta algumas vezes, mas como você se prepara para seu próximo desafio CN?
Seu espírito de guerreiro(a) está sempre pronto para a próxima batatlha nas arenas CN?
Hey competidor! A CompNet Brasil Brasil tem movimentado demais as cidades por onde passou, estamos felizes por ver como o jiu-jítsu de competição, aliado ao espírito de equipe tem feito o time crescer forte e unido
A competição carrega em seu ambiente, muito mais além de apenas ganhar ou perder, é o momento onde novos aprendizados surgirão e é nessa hora, que entram em cena os maiores coachs que uma criança pode ter.
Dandara Guimarães é filha de faixa preta, educadora física, professora de jiu-jítsu faixa preta à nove anos (ela treina desde os 5 anos de idade) e líder da escola Gracie Barra Arapiraca no estado do Alagoas.
A CompNet Brasil fez uma breve entrevista com a líder, referência na arte suave em sua cidade e linha de frente da GB Arapiraca, confira!
Newer Students often ask this question after joining Gracie Barra. They desire competition and seek out the Jiu-Jitsu tournament experience. After several months they feel motivated and curious but don’t know how to gauge if they are ready to enter a tournament for the first time.
Professor Fabiana Borges has competed at the International Level, placing at IBJJF Worlds and Pan American Championships as a Black Belt. She teaches out of San Antonio and shares a few thoughts on knowing if you’re ready to compete.
"The secret is consistency over intensity on the mats..."
With over 30 years on the mats, Professor Carlos Lemos Jr. has built strong habits into his lifestyle allowing him to compete at the highest levels of sport Jiu-Jitsu.
The new year often carries the excitement of opportunity to improve from your past self and set new goals and expectations. Whatever these may be for you, making progress towards your goals are the essence of being a better Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, or individual. Improving daily towards your goals can be easily achieved when you set the right ones.
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Competition is an excellent tool for self-development, teaching you to adapt and improve under pressure. This development process happens both in preparation for competition and during each match. It is never the result of the match that matters; it is who you become along the journey of preparation that matters the most.
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In 2021, Professor Ulpiano Malachias was inducted into the Legacy Hall of Fame Coaches Wing for his outstanding work with his athletes. We reached out to Professor Ulpiano for comments on his athlete’s triumph in the No-Gi Worlds Black Belt Absolute.
What an exciting month it has been for the CompNet Global League! The first-ever Regionals are complete, and they were extremely successful. We are thrilled to see so many Gracie Barra members nurturing their competitive spirit. We want to share some insights from event coordinators, inspiration from competitors and coaches, and highlight some of the high-level Jiu-Jitsu displayed.
Observing competition from the parent’s perspective is an interesting viewpoint. As parents, we sometimes wish to remove the discomfort our children feel in the face of adversity. This is often in an effort to save them, but it can actually harm their personal development. Allowing our children to feel the discomfort and pressure of training and competing will enable them to learn what they are capable of. If done correctly and with support, the discomfort and challenges they face become a force that molds our children into stronger individuals.
“You want to put as little stress on your body as possible. You have so much adrenaline and anxiety leading up to the tournament, so any factor that can reduce the amount of stress on your mind and body is the best way to go.”
Are you preparing for a Jiu-Jitsu competition? The time leading up to your BJJ competition can come with anxiety and even a fixation on what the outcome could be. Whether you want to accept it or not, preparation of the mind is equally crucial to succeeding in your BJJ tournament — and life.
What you eat or don’t eat can play a role in your readiness for a tournament, but nutrition should not just be for tournament day only; it starts long before. Let’s address what foods to avoid leading up to and the day of a tournament. It is ideal to see food as an energy source for any athletic performance.
Professor Ana Laura Cordeiro is a 3rd-degree black belt and the owner of Gracie Barra Upland with her husband, Professor Rafael Navais. As a teen in Brazil, Professor Ana Laura developed a passion for Jiu-Jitsu competition. At an early age, Ana Laura dreamt of becoming a World Champion, and so she trained to become one.
2022 is the most exciting season yet for Gracie Barra Competitors. With dozens of local, regional, and national tournaments happening worldwide, our athletes will have countless opportunities to accumulate points while enjoying the challenge, thrill, and fun of a CompNet.
Last week we introduced the concept of Flow, discovered by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. He suggested people are happiest and most motivated when the challenge they face is roughly equal to the skill level to overcome that challenge.
Getting into Jiu-Jitsu can be a fun and exciting endeavor. Try to recall the first time you started taking BJJ classes at your Gracie Barra School. You were probably hyped up about all the things you could learn. I was amazed to discover I could choke someone with my foot!
Small Actions = Big Results — The Kaizen approach to getting better, in short, is to “Improve little by little each day.”
That’s right. Improvements in small increments are the key to mastering more than just martial arts. Companies like Canon and Toyota have used this mantra in their operating processes.
How much do you want to improve your Jiu-Jitsu? At a minimum, you might want to know you can defend yourself. On the other end, you may want to be a world champion. Regardless, you want to improve and that is something we all can work towards.
This week we end our Gracie Barra Value Series. Over the last few weeks, we heard stories from 3 Professors on the early days of Gracie Barra. We learned how Brotherhood/Sisterhood, Integrity, and Development, have nurtured the competitive spirit within our athletes—showing how they have taken the lessons from Master Carlos Gracie Jr. along their journey and used them to become better competitive athletes.
This week we continue our value series, going behind the mats with Professor Alexandre Dantas and understanding how the value of Development helped him push through stereotypes during his competitive career.
We continue our value series, understanding how our training builds more than physical strength. When we step off the mats, we are better versions of ourselves. We learned last week from Professor Flavio Almeida that Brotherhood is going above one's own needs and helping to fight for something larger than ourselves.
To celebrate 35 years of Gracie Barra, we are going behind the mats to uncover the deeper meaning of our three core values. Brotherhood, Integrity, and Development connect to our mottos of Organized Like a Team - Fight Like a Family, Keeping the Legacy Alive, and Jiu-Jitsu for Everyone.
These words were famously said by the self-help author Napoleon Hill. Most people take it as another saying that preaches the power of mind over matter. They aren’t wrong, but many people don’t know that psychologists support this saying.
This saying also falls in line with the concept of self-efficacy. It aptly summarizes why self-efficacy is so important and valuable in everyday life.
Life throws all sorts of challenges at us. Often, the blows come at the most unexpected or inopportune times. What do you do when you face these situations?
When faced with challenges that are seemingly beyond your capabilities, do you believe in yourself and rise to the occasion? On the other hand, do you throw in the towel before even attempting?
Like Father, Like Daughter...“Filho de peixe, peixinho é!” Directly translates to "Son of fish, goldfish is!" And holds true for the daughter of multi-world champion Rômulo Barral who made CompNet her first tournament and took the gold!
This past weekend was the Carlos Gracie Jr. Cup in Orange, California. It was a great tournament with over 1,000 competitors! Each CompNet brings a new experience to families and their competitors, and this last weekend was no exception.
Last week we took a deeper look at the concept "Win or Learn." Understanding that true success begins with failure. Helio Gracie had an interesting way of teaching the value of a loss. Not only does his technique work, but it works on children. It might plant the seed of thought in adult BJJ athletes as well.
“I win. Or, I learn. I will never lose.”
Per verbatim or otherwise, these words echo the attitudes of Gracie Barra’s most prolific athletes. Our alumni, including the likes of Braulio Estima, Roberto Alencar, and Gabriel Arges, compete with this mantra. In training, these values are passed on to students both seasoned and new.
We are on a mission to inspire each of you to find and develop the athlete within. If you have a body, you are an athlete because fitness is for everyone. Nobody is born a Black Belt. We all start as beginners. All we need is a welcoming environment and a strong program for us to get started and improve.
"...all of the sacrifices were very small compared to my goals and my dreams." Last week we started a mini-series with Prof. Lucio "Lagarto" Rodrigues, one of Gracie Barra's most decorated competitors with multiple international titles. We discussed his battle with lymphatic cancer and his return to competition. This week Prof. Lagarto shares his mindset of resilience in competition and offers some advice for Gracie Barra competitors.
"When we are very tired, we almost give up, then a miracle happens. We just need to persist." Prof. Lagarto’s training and preparation to win the fights helped him through more than Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. When faced with Lymphatic Cancer, he viewed this as any other competitor on the mat: something that can be overcome.
We are launching the Gracie Barra Legacy Hall to honor the outstanding GB members who embody our core values of Brotherhood, Integrity, and Development. We're all part of "Keeping the Legacy Alive," but some go above and beyond. We want to honor those individuals for their efforts and dedication to the mission of Gracie Barra.
Our organization was founded to further the competitive spirit of Gracie Barra team members through professionally organized Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments for everyone.
Master Carlos envisioned a competitive environment that will embrace the core values of our team by encouraging the development of generations of fierce and respectful athletes while igniting the competitive spirit within each GB student.
With the root of Martial Arts being to defend yourself in a violent encounter, the art of Jiu-Jitsu was developed to address these everyday situations and has practical, real-life applicable techniques. While it is fun to explore the sport-oriented positions in Jiu-Jitsu, we must never forget the self-defense fundamentals. They could save your life someday.
Professor Igor Andrade is the Head Instructor of GB Kissimmee. He is a 5th-Degree Black Belt and IBJJF World Champion. He is passionate about the success of his students and firmly believes that competition can highly impact a student's learning.
"Everyone around me knows what a competition enthusiast I am and how much I encourage all my students. . . I must say I was very excited when I was asked to share my thoughts on these benefits!"
"Had I not learned the lesson from Pans, I’d have likely wilted under the pressure..."
Prof. Matt Blasdel has been with Gracie Barra for over 13 years, competing across various levels. He is a firm believer that the lessons we learn from challenging ourselves at a Jiu-Jitsu competition can be applied to other parts of our lives. In this blog he shares with us another story about how he was able to use a lesson learned from competing to deal with another stressful and challenging business situation.
Of all the lessons I've learned on the mats, this one is perhaps the most valuable. It hints at the wisdom shared so flawlessly by Marcus Aurelius so long ago:
"Today, I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it because it was within me, in my perceptions – not outside."
Perhaps all roads to ultimate mastery begin with this simple lesson.
Professor Matt Blasdel is a World-Class Competitor with a unique understanding of the Martial Art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He succeeds not just in the world of tournaments but in his business and family as well.
He states, “When I’m at Jiu-Jitsu, am I getting healthy or am I learning lessons that help me be a better husband? It’s both.”
The GB Kids Program is a great way for young people to experience sport competition outside of school, get fit, learn how to work with others, and build self confidence.
Professor Felipe Guedes from San Clemente, California is passionate about running his GB Kids Program and has advice to share with Parents and Kids BJJ Tournaments.
Every Gracie Barra member should see themselves as competitors, it’s not just an elite group within the school. Everyone should express their competitiveness through training, sparring, but also through organized competition in tournaments.
This is one of the reasons why most GB Professors highly recommend students compete - especially in the GB CompNet Tournaments. They offer a friendly and safe environment. Competing with other Gracie Barra members, stimulating the competitive environment, and allowing you to grow and get better together.
It is in the preparation for a tournament that you learn the most about yourself; how strong, disciplined, committed, and resilient you are. The process of preparing allows you to dig deep and challenge your limits. Many experienced athletes and professors agree that preparing for a match brings out the best in us and is a powerful tool for personal development.
We recently had a chance to sit down with Professor Flavio Almeida to discuss his perspective on competitive Jiu-Jitsu. Prof. Almeida is a 5th-degree black belt who has competed on the world stage for many decades. Flavio proposes the notion that some form of competition is beneficial for everyone and believes competitiveness to be one of the most important driving forces behind the development of BJJ.
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The most exciting and highly anticipated Gracie Barra event is set to take place in the red mountains of Sedona, Arizona from November 4th to November 6th.
This three-day retreat-like experience will blend together speeches, seminars, the CompNet US Nationals, super-fights, and plenty of outdoor activities for the whole family.