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nagaSo some of our readers may have heard about the national NAGA tournament that just came to Hartford Ct. But do all of our readers really get the intensity and mental commitment it takes to compete? We aren’t talking about a friendly game of ball in the back yard. We are talking about sweating and training for months on end just to hope your technique will beat the others. And for some, the hard work pays off. If you loose or win, its about the dedication and commitment. “NAGA has been a leader of the grappling revolution for many years and has pushed the sport forward by providing a fun and fair environment for athletes and schools to engage in competition to increase their skills and to foster positive and social family-oriented behavior”. Todd Hester, Publisher, Gladiator Magazine

 

Same goes at Dragon Within we will help train students who want to compete get ready. We keep a fun and family friendly environment. We are close with each student like they are part of our Dragon family. Just recently we had one young adult and one adult bjj student go down to Rhode Island to compete. Both of these students brought there “A game”. It took a lot of nerve and inspiration for these brave students to compete. We’ve watched them come early to class and stay late after class almost every day just to get an inch closer to being ready. And it worked. One of our students went for his first tournament and came home with not one but two silver medals. Now that’s something to show off. We are very proud of both these students who went down there and were team players even if they didn’t win a contest.

 

It’s not always about winning, its about the experience and the knowledge you will gain out of competing. At Dragon Within we take Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to a whole new level with training and building confidence in our students. We instill in students the importance of concentration and respect. These things are key to every becoming a great competitor. So if your looking to compete, or even just to train and learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Dragon Within has what it takes to teach any student what it takes.

 

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Refining Your BJJ Game

Training in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) is a lot of fun because there is so much variety to it. There are many different ways in which you can develop your self-defense and fitness program into the practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jistu. This variety of BJJ beginnings help create a unique competitive edge as you progress within the art.  For example, depending on how you start BJJ, you may naturally be good at a specific element of it.  Some competitors may become known for their guard, while others will have a fantastic top game.  From there, different styles of practicing the art may arise.  For example, you may prefer grappling with Gi practitioners, or even with no Gi specialists, or you may even join in with all those who just have a talent for the world of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). Every BJJ artist holds a different journey and therefore becomes their own unique BJJ competitor.

Again, there is a lot of choice available to you within the art and you can develop as a BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) competitor in many different ways. This is definitely a good thing but there is a drawback that can sneak up on you if you are not careful. That drawback would be falling into the trap of accumulation.

What is accumulation? It is the art of being a technique collector. As the name suggests, being a technique collector refers to learning an enormous amount of moves on a superficial level. Refining the material and learning about the fine points never occurs. The nature of trying to learn something new all the time makes it next to impossible to refine material. Basically, “refining” means performing the same material over and over again to know, and understand it on a deeper level.

Why do so many beginners wish to accumulate so much? It is just the exciting nature of being a beginner. Everyone that starts out in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) wants to see more and more of the art.

There is also a lot of peer pressure that comes from wanting to buy the top new DVDs offering the classic moves of a top BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu). Certainly, viewing such material is a smart move. However, trying to memorize it in a week and then moving on to new material a week later just simply is not be the best strategy to follow.

Since refinement requires a lot of repetition, many will wonder if it is a boring process. The answer is no because the deeper your understanding grows of the art, you will find the deeper the power grows within your take downs and submissions.  You will learn there is always something new to learn about a particular move, and refining that move you will create an entirely new power within yourself. An arm-bar could take a lifetime to study and still only the surface of the art will be scratched.

If you want a little motivation for refining your BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) game, all you need to do is accept the fact that all the top players do this to be at the top. This is why you don’t see sloppy fighters throwing everything at an opponent. Rather, you will see fighters with solid, tight games that are focused and their performances are very controlled and specific. All that comes from refinement. So, refine your BJJ game and become a top fighter!

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