Refresh Yourself To Focus On The Fight


by Brooke George


A new adventure awaits Friday as I step on an airplane and head to Florida. This years two week family vacation is doubling as a camp. When I get back I will have just a few days before my next Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Chicago, Illinois, where I will be competing for the second time. I’m looking forward to getting on the mats again for competition and testing myself to see how much I’ve improved in the last four months.


I am going to use this time on the beach to refresh, get focused, and train! I am looking forward to time away from all distractions to be able to make myself my number one priority. I am lucky enough to have a live in training partner and a family that is very supportive of my goals. That training partner is my dad who will also be going on vacation with me. Not only is my dad my sparing partner, but my mom and sister both workout with me and help motivate me. Although I will be away from my gym, as my family and I are preparing to leave, we have out workouts planned out together. This includes morning runs on the beach, drilling by the pool, and lots of other cardio and weight lifting. Not every family is willing to wake up early on vacation to get a work out in, or two, but my family is and I can’t thank them enough for that.


Their support from workouts transfer to the kitchen as well. Normally vacations are the time to eat what you want and not have it matter. I’ve heard it said before that “vacation calories don’t count.” Well that’s just not true. This vacation I’ll be eating my “camp diet” which consists mostly of lots of fruit, vegetables, and lean meats. There isn’t any room for dessert when getting healthy and staying at my weight. That means there is lots of meal prep taking place and it would be much harder without my family doing it alongside me.


This time to focus on training will give me the perfect opportunity to ensure that I’m in the best shape I can possibly be and that I won’t have any troubles making weight. Having two weeks no distraction I will have the perfect to get my mind right and get focused. I will use morning mediation as well as writing down my goals to make sure I am as mentally prepared as I can possibly be, because mental preparation and toughness is just as important as the physical side.




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This Is Why Conor McGregor Will Make $100,000,000.00+ From Mayweather Fight


The thorn in the side of every UFC fighter’s wallet will not have any effect on Conor McGregor’s fight purse against boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.


Sorry Reebok your greedy little hands get NOTHING off this fight (unless they up their ante).


According to Conor’s manager, Conor will be able to represent any sponsor that offers the highest bid. He could come out in Nike boxing shorts if the price is right!


Because of this masterfully negotiated contract, Conor will easily bring home a 9 figure purse. At the end of the day he might make in excess of half a billion. Don’t sleep on this guy.


He was on welfare just a few short years ago, Look what he has accomplished. That law of attraction stuff really works if you put its principles to work!


Skip to 14:20 to get directly to the conversation about the sponsorship deal!


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Renzo Gracie: The Day His BJJ Black Belt Was Stolen


What’s the importance of you Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt? As a part of Renzo Gracie “Mastering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu” online course, Renzo remembers the day his belt was stolen and what he did to recover it.


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How To Stop Bigger, Stronger Opponents From Beating You Every Time


It is a timeless situation in Jiu-Jitsu, “I am getting smashed by bigger people, and it is not fun.”


It seems like no matter how big you are you always have people larger than you at your BJJ academy. If this is not an issue for you, I recommend reading anyway so that you can walk a mile in someone else’s shoes (or grapple a few rounds in someone else’s wrestling shoes).


What people want to know is, is there a particular technique that I can use to beat a bigger person every time? Yes, and no.


Jiu-Jitsu was developed to give a smaller, weaker person a chance to defend against and even subdue a large aggressive attacker. Good Jiu-Jitsu techniques achieve this through positioning and leverage, and they should work on a bigger, stronger opponent. That means you have the entire breadth of Jiu-Jitsu to look to for answers.


There isn’t a single move, or even a specific series of moves, that will let you easily defeat every single Bigger/Stronger opponent. There are however plenty of resources and tips that will 100% increase your chances of success!


Because of Google and YouTube (and other sources of course) you can simply query how to use BJJ against a bigger opponent and a wealth of videos and concepts will emerge. This is certainly a great place to begin. Some of my favorites are below:






So learning new techniques is helpful, especially early on in your training, but what do you do when you have some skills and are still getting smashed by bigger or stronger people?


Being big and strong is its own advantage and beginners struggle with this problem the most. When you are starting out you want solutions right away, and not getting them can lead to frustration, and possibly quitting. Always remember that BJJ as we know it was mostly designed by a very small, frail Helio Gracie who stuck with the techniques long enough to be able to boast he could beat any man or he’d give him $10,000.00.


The three basic tenets that will help you overcome this common hurdle are to:


– Go to class regularly
– Pay attention to your instructor
– Spar a lot (especially with big guys, if they are the problem)


Stick with BJJ for at least 6-12 months, even if you don’t feel like you’re getting better. It may even take longer. But one day, you’ll know enough techniques and do them well enough that you won’t be worrying about this any more.


You probably wanted something quicker and easier, but outside of footlocking them every time, believe me all you really have to do is keep showing up!!


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BREAKING: ESPN Reports The Deal Is Done, Floyd And Conor Have Signed Contracts — Fight Is On!


A boxing match between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is now official.


Sources close to Mayweather confirmed that he has officially signed the contract to come out of retirement to fight McGregor.


McGregor was first to sign the contract a short while back but has been on the sidelines waiting for Mayweather to finish his end of the deal.


Mayweather Promotions has already requested the date of August 26th to make the fight happen. The fight is likely to be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.


This will be McGregor’s professional boxing debut. This will also be the 50th professional boxing bout for Mayweather.


If (or most would say, when) Mayweather wins this fight it will improve his record to 50-0 moving him past Rocky Marciano for having the greatest unblemished boxing record of all time.


EDITED 6/14/2017 – To all the people who didn’t believe it when we posted it…Sorry we beat TMZ to the punch. Never doubt White Belt BJJ.




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The Problem With Expectations In BJJ


In this video the folks at great grappling discuss the slippery slope of having expectations with BJJ. Things do not always go as planned and when things go awry it can have a negative emotional effect on the practitioner.


Perhaps it is more beneficial to operate with an agenda, rather than expectations. This is a great video for BJJ that applies to life in general.





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