Mental Training

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Continue to Burn On

For a couple of days now, I've been planning on how to write out my experience in Lisbon pre, during, and post matches at the Europeans. I planned to simply talk about my mindset going-in, what worked and didn't work for me in my matches, and what I hoped to gain from this first major tournament of the 2018 gi competition season. [gallery ids="225,226" columns="2" size="medium"] But, now I'm glad...

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Laying The Foundation

[caption id="attachment_192" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Gianni training with Ruan Alvarenga at MGA.[/caption] On every New Years Eve or New Year's Day training session since I was 16, I spend my time between rounds writing down my goals for the new year. It's the one day that I actually like to take more of a break between rounds writing down my goals because I feel like it is just as important as...

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The mental game in Jiu-Jitsu

[caption id="attachment_56" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Moments before the match. Photo: Jeffrey Chu (FighterPlus)[/caption] After spectators watch me in my crazed state before a match, pacing down and back and jumping around often I have them ask me, "What's going on in your head before a match?" For a long time in my Jiu-Jitsu career it could have been many different things, but now after working on my mental preparation seriously for...

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