Pre BJJ Tournament Advice

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  1. g5us

    g5us Banned Banned

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    Okay so about a month or two theres a BJJ tournament coming up.

    How do you guys like to prepare for your tournaments?

    Do you focus on one aspect of your game ? one take down?
    cardio? diet?

    or do you treat it more as another day.

    I just want to be properly prepared.
     
  2. Art_Wanderlei

    Art_Wanderlei Brown Belt

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    Depends how big the tourney is.
     
  3. g5us

    g5us Banned Banned

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    not very.

    but it's morally important, well not exactly I just want to see where I'm at, and want to make sure I'm on the top of my game.
     
  4. g5us

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  5. Trickster***

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    Making sure your on the top of your game...but you havent competed yet? May I ask what belt you are??
     
  6. JamesBJJ.**

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    I think there should be a first tournament sticky.

    You can never go wrong training cardio like a maddog.
     
  7. Nathan Tagnipez

    Nathan Tagnipez Amateur Fighter

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    work all aspects of your game.
    pick a weight class.
    work your diet.
    and training cardio never hurt anyone.
     
  8. Nathan Tagnipez

    Nathan Tagnipez Amateur Fighter

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    work all aspects of your game.
    pick a weight class.
    work your diet.
    and training cardio never hurt anyone, except maybe your opponent
     
  9. Nathan Tagnipez

    Nathan Tagnipez Amateur Fighter

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    work all aspects of your game.
    pick a weight class.
    work your diet.
    and training cardio never hurt anyone, except maybe your opponent
     
  10. JamesBJJ.**

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    You may want to....


    work all aspects of your game.
    pick a weight class.
    work your diet.
    and training cardio never hurt anyone, except maybe your opponent
     
  11. tf

    tf Inside BJJ Podcast

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    I have only competed in a few tournaments so I'm by no means an expert. However, here is my advice based on my experience.

    KEEP EVERYTHING AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE. The more complex you make your training, plan, etc. The easier it will be to fail at executing it.

    1. Plan your pre-tournament training

    2. Have a simple, basic strategy for your match. Start training that strategy now.

    -- are you going to go for the takedown or pull guard, etc
    -- are you going to attempt to submit from your back or go for sweeps, etc

    3. Don't make the end-result of the tournament the deciding factor on whether or not you were successful. It goes a long way to be able to make a training schedule, stick to it, get into the correct weight category, etc

    Try and relax and have a good time. Talk to other competitors, make some friends, etc.

    Be forewarned, you will probably end up waiting forever for your matches. Most tournaments run way way behind schedule.
     
  12. VladKGB

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    If nogi.. before your match, put Vaseline on your ears, will help against guillotines. (is this allowed?)
     

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