How many times have you felt frustrated and disappointed after a match, because you knew that you could have done so much better than what you have showed? You probably kept telling yourself: “That was not me there, I didn't perform the way I practiced, I'm so much better than that!” If you can’t relate to this because you haven't competed yet, think about any situation where you went in with full intentions of doing your best. It could have been a big test or a job interview, but for some reason, your nerves got the best of you and you could not deliver. Something was holding you back! Whether it’s in Jiu-Jitsu, your personal or professional life, you need to discover it and deal with it.
TOP 10 MENTAL MISTAKES MADEBY COMPETITORS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM:
Hey everyone, awesome performances at the 2016 AZ State Championship! Thank you all coaches, assistant coaches, competitors and training partners who made this possible. Great numbers:
GD Jiu-Jitsu Academy Kids - 11 Competitors 5 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze medals
GD Jiu-Jitsu Academy Adult - 36 Competitors, and we were in 30 finals! 18 Gold, 12 Silver and 9 Bronze medals
Congratulations to GD Jiu-Jitsu/Horizons M.A. for taking 5th place in the Kids division!
We also had competitors from Primero BJJ, The Agora/GD Jiu-Jitsu, Lopez BJJ, Tigers Lair AZ, GD Jiu-Jitsu Gilbert, MWBJJ.
Also congratulations to Steve Rosenberg for taking 5th place in the Adult division representing Arizona Combat Sports, the school that I taught for 11 years before I opened my own Academy. I'm happy that I planted the seed of the Jiu-Jitsu program back in 2000 and the program is growing strong once again :) Parabens Steve.
From July 8th to the 10th, 22 GDJJA Competitors will be competing at the IBJJF U.S. Nationals in Las vegas, NV.
Don't forget!!! Check point classes for the White belts on July 23rd. More info with Thomas.
Remember, the next tournament in town will be the 2016 Southwest BJJ Classic on October 1st & 2nd at the Phoenix College.
(Legendas em breve) What's up everyone, this is VLOG #4. In the last two videos, I shared with you two concepts: VLOG #2 "Positional Awareness" & VLOG #3 "The Window Concept", and on this VLOG I'm going to introduce the concept that I call "PLAY JIU-JITSU LIKE A QUARTERBACK". In this video all three concepts will connect to each other and you will have some more clarity about how to build your own custom made playbook of systems and positions.
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The BJJ Mental Coach
Who is Gustavo Dantas?
Gustavo Dantas, is a fourth degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Andre Pederneiras. With nearly 20 years of coaching experience and being a World Class competitor, Gustavo is a Public Speaker as well as Certified Mental & Life Coach with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro). Gustavo left Brazil in 1999 with a couple thousand dollars, two bags, and one teenage dream: to have his own 100% Jiu-Jitsu Academy and make his living through the passion of his life, Jiu-Jitsu. The Gustavo Dantas Jiu-Jitsu Academy was established in Tempe, Arizona on March 6th, 2012, re-enforcing the statement, “Believe in yourself, believe in your dreams. Hard work pays off”.
Gustavo was the Jiu-Jitsu coach of the Mixed Martial Arts Gym, Arizona Combat Sports for eleven years, where he achieved his 2-0 MMA Record. During that time, Gustavo started the mission of promoting Jiu-Jitsu in the State of Arizona, becoming the vice-president of the Arizona State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation and turning a small, 40 competitor, “in-house” tournament in 2001 to an impressive 700 competitors in 2011, helping Arizona to be recognized as one of the Jiu-Jitsu power houses in the United States.
Well respected in the Jiu-Jitsu community as well as a great competitor, coach, and human being, Gustavo, who is also the Co-founder of the non-profit organization Live Jiu-Jitsu, continues to build champions on and off the mat in Arizona, and he hopes to spread out his coaching philosophy to more Jiu-Jitsu practitioners around the World for years to come through his program “Inner Discovery for Outer Success”. “I want to help people to perform to the best of their abilities and reach their full potential on and off the mat. I struggled with performance anxiety before, and I was able to overcome it using the techniques that I share at my program. These concepts, fundamentals and techniques helped me, and I believe this program can help others too.” stated The BJJ Mental Coach, Gustavo Dantas
Athlete Correction Deadline: TUESDAY 06/21/2016 at 9:00 pm local time (Arizona)
Please review your child’s or your registration and confirm if all the divisions are registered properly. Full competitors list will be available on Saturday, June18 on the registration website at gdjjevents.com. If any corrections need to be made, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by TUESDAY, 8 pm on June 21, 2016.