Unlocking the Power of Motivation: How to Stay Motivated in Your BJJ Training
You have now signed up for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) classes, you can't get enough of it, you think about it all the time and you feel motivated to train. Until the day that you don't. For some people, getting started with BJJ can be challenging, and staying motivated to train can be even harder. However, there are several tips & tricks that you can utilize to motivate yourself or someone else to train BJJ consistently.
1. Set realistic goals
Setting goals is essential for keeping yourself motivated. When you start training BJJ, set achievable goals that are specific, measurable, and time-bound. For instance, you can set a goal to attend a certain number of classes per week, to learn a new technique each week, or to compete in a local tournament within a specific timeframe. Breaking down your long-term goals into smaller, achievable milestones can help keep you motivated and on track.
2. Create a routine
BJJ requires regular practice to improve. Creating a routine can help you or the person you're trying to motivate to stay consistent with training. Plan a regular training schedule, and make it a habit to attend classes at the same time every day or week. Additionally, you can create a pre-training routine, such as listening to music, doing some light stretching, or visualizing your techniques before class. A routine helps to make training a part of your lifestyle and can make it easier to stick with it.
3. Find a training partner
Having a training partner can make a significant difference in your motivation to train. Having someone to train with can help you stay accountable, provide constructive feedback, and make training more enjoyable. You can also motivate each other and set goals together, making it easier to achieve them.
4. Join a community
Joining a BJJ community can help you feel more connected and motivated to train. Many BJJ gyms have a supportive community of practitioners who can provide encouragement, support, and advice. Participating in events, such as open mats, tournaments, or seminars, can help you meet other BJJ practitioners and expand your network.
5. Celebrate progress
It's important to celebrate small wins along the way. When you or the person you're motivating reaches a milestone or achieves a goal, take the time to celebrate the progress made. Celebrating progress can help to keep you motivated and focused on your long-term goals.
Remember, BJJ is a journey, and progress takes time and effort. Keep pushing forward, stay consistent, and enjoy the process.