Getting Started? How to Build Momentum in your BJJ Training

You can plan, plan and plan your BJJ Training but planning does not produce any training momentum.

You’ve got to start moving. You’ve have to do something, anything to start your training process/momentum and build your movement/BJJ practice. 

Nothing Happens Until Something Moves.
— Albert Einstein

It’s much easier to start with something very small, like a brief 10-15 minute training session instead of stressing over your huge training plan.

What small change can you make right now? Arrive at BJJ class 10 minutes early and jump some rope? Drill? Maybe some hindu push-ups?

Here are 3 action steps you can take right now to build your BJJ fitness:

1.Do at least 1 thing everyday to build your BJJ fitness. This doesn’t need to be anything too intense or complicated. Be willing to try new things. If something isn’t working or isn’t enjoyable please move onto the next thing. Just keep doing something until you find out what works for your and your BJJ game.

2. Find cool, motivated people to hang out with. You are a reflection of the people you hang out with so associate with successful and motivated people that take their health, fitness and BJJ seriously. Listen to and watch interviews with successful people. Read about their lives and their habits. This will help you develop a great mindset for your own life and training.

3. Remember, nothing gives you confidence on the mat like being in great shape. When you do the work and put in your time you know that there’s nothing more rewarding than being in-shape. You’ll be able to push the pace and impose your BJJ game.

Just keep enjoying your BJJ lifestyle. Life rewards those that love what they do, so do something.

The Slow Track

Jason C. Brown BJJ

I love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I’m passionate about it’s history, it’s movements and it’s philosophy.

But there was a time when this passion drove me elsewhere. One day I found myself sitting at my computer and I lost the art, the mat.

Literally lost it. 

The place where I should have been- out on the mat growing instead of watching and reading about how others are doing it. I’d become that guy, someone that would rather talk about Jiu-Jitsu than actually do it myself and it needed to be the other way around.

It’s a very uneasy feeling knowing you’re not where you should be.

So I created the type of practice where I knew I could flourish. As a father of 3 vibrant sons I know that my time and energy are limited and that I needed to place success in my way.

I had to place my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Practice right in front of my face. Right outside my backdoor if I was going to become the Jiu-Jitsu player I wanted to become.

This is my micro-dojo. 200 square feet of mat space right outside my door. It's quite cozy.

This is my micro-dojo. 200 square feet of mat space right outside my door. It's quite cozy.

This much I have learned. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is something you create, you become. Not something you buy or watch passively from the sidelines.

It’s the process, not the sudden transformation that matters.

When you cultivate a little, dig a little deeper, move a little better, and, more importantly, don’t try to do it all at once, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu works with you, for you.

If you find the right spot and the right time your hardest job is done.