想打比赛？Yunus来支招 | Check out what Yunus said about BJJ matches2020-05-29
It might be a good idea to, if you have not done so already, to learn about the rules, time schedule, regulations and everything else. Also make sure you’ll be at the correct weight on the competition date.
Nothing suckslike preparing so hard for a tournament, and then not even have the chance to fully compete because you get DQ’ed, you missed weight, had the wrong uniformand so on.
Don’t expect anything from someone else, make sure you know all the rules and regulations yourself.
Also do you know the rules of the game? What gives points? How do you even win in a tournament?
I’m amazed to see how many entry level athletes just join in to the tournament every year, without even knowing what wins a match or what gives you points! If you want to play a game, which BJJ tournament also is, make sure you also know the rules of the game!
On top of all that, are you aware of what to do from at least the most basic situations? How about your stand-up game? Do you know some escaping moves from all the main control positions?(side mount, mount, back, turtle etc.)
What are you planning to play? What are your strong points?
Remember, this is a game. Technically, it is possible to have worse jiujitsu than your opponent, but still win the tournament because you just played the “game”better.
Make sure you have some time to fill in the biggest holes in your game, and give some thought into your game plan.
Lastly, for entry level friends, I don’t recommend trying to learn a totally new game or concept, or adapt it to their competition game in a very short while before the tournament. If you don’t have enough time, it might be a better idea to improve as much as you can that you already have.
taking good care of your body
Please keep in mind that after the tournament, you want to keep being able to train, stay healthy and injury free. Also, whatever technique you have in BJJ, it’s your body that you’re going to use them with.
I always feel very upset whenever I see athletes that are so young and so talented, already injured badly in an early age, which strongly and negatively affects their future as an athlete, sometimes totally forcing them to retire so early.
So for all of the athletes, taking best care of your body, keeping it healthy and injury free, and keep it in the best shape that you can, is crucial.
Some good recommendations I can pass on are: Yoga, Mobility based fitness, Compound fitness and so on, backed up with good diet and good rest.
No matter what, just do it if you really want it and you feel like this could be an experience you could enjoy, you can remember and learn from.
Competition can be such a great experience, fighting in front of so many people, your coaches shouting for you, your teates cheering for you, the adrenaline, the rush…
(I feel fired upjust writing this!)
But no one has to be a champion to have good jiujitsu. I know of such great athletes or teachers that have never competed before. So don’t make it a thing “you have to do”.
A last example Iwant to use is this: Often students or fans ask me, how to deal with excitement, worried that it might be a very bad thing.
In my honest and personal opinion, if you don’t feel any amount of excitement before atournament, your heart is not really in it. There is definitely a problem. It’seven possible that you don’t really want to do it.
Even after competing all these years, I still feel excitement, fear, a fire burning inside. That makes me feel so alive, and I know it’s just my body preparing me to be in my best for what’s about to come.
Learn how to control it, but never worry about it or try to kill it. It might be your passion that you’re killing, and you don’t really want that.
No matter what, I hope you enjoy the tournament, stay safe, and if you see me walking around, please don’t forget to come and say hi.
Best of luck!