by Prof. Renato Migliaccio
Here at Sampa BJJ Academy, we are encouraging all of our students and team members to compete.
We recognize that competitions aren’t for everyone neither the only thing in Martial arts. However, we think that if you can fit competition into your schedule, you may possibly enter one of the numerous tournaments. This is a great opportunity that we are giving to the kids and adults to compete in the vicinity of the Sampa BJJ Academy at every skill level, from new to great experience. The tournaments will help students learn how they would react or how they would function in a situation of a stress.
Actually, competing brings countless benefits. Competitions act like a stress test that helps you know, which parts of your game are strong and what are weaker. You may possibly have a really solid half guard; however, learn that you have to work on evading side control.
There are holes in everybody’s game. Competitions open you to a larger array of grappling styles that you might not have seen in your BJJ training classes.
Another, we have a good blend of games at the Sampa BJJ Academy. Anyhow, that doesn’t mean the lot in the miscellaneous world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is represented. We all need to put ourselves in some stress to learn and evolve. Competition can help students learn how to react, how their mind will work or their psychology will work.
The more we do competitions and tournaments the more we will be able to function better under pressure and under some sort of stress.
But again the kids and adults will be exposed to a certain level of stress that we cannot teach to them during classes. Winning or losing is the part of the tournament that students need to understand. The competitions can make students not scared of losing but scared of not fighting. It’s very important that if you became a black belt, you must have competed. There is a lack of your experience that you need to fix. You need to expose yourself and you need to put yourself in stress. Also, you need to learn your psychology and learn how you might react to the stress. You need to know that otherwise, you will be an incomplete black belt.
Get your child started into tournaments to make it easier for them. You will see some will do better and some will not. But the more your children do it, more they will become better eventually.
We cannot go back and change our past and the way we started things. But we can always make a new way future. So by starting now, competing is important for you to be able to get better and evolve. Whether it’s in Jiu-Jitsu and other martial arts.
Tournaments can give the students the strength to move past every training level, and accelerate their rate of learning.
We hope everyone will have their chance to participate or try their best in one of the next tournaments around your place.