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Preparing for a competition - Comp Day and After

Preparing for a competition - Comp Day and After

Comp day has finally arrived and you are at the venue. Your preparation and time between rounds is critical to success. You have to ready your mind and body for the task at hand.

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Preparing for a competition - The Lead Up Weeks

Preparing for a competition - The Lead Up Weeks

Here we are two weeks from your competition. All your training should focus on solidifying your existing skills. The last two weeks are for refinement, healing any injuries and mentally preparing for combat.

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Standard Lunch to save Willpower

Standard Lunch to save Willpower

Food choices can be an issue, especially when dropping weight. Willpower is a finite resource and you don't need to waste it on deciding what to have for lunch when you need it later to stop snacking on junk food.

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Preparing for a competition - The Build Up

Preparing for a competition - The Build Up

I have had a lot of success in BJJ competition. I generally come away with a medal in any comp I enter which is in large part due to my coach John Campbell, and how I prepare myself.

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Enhance No-gi training with the Gi

Enhance No-gi training with the Gi

The counter intuitive title will make sense by the end. No-gi jiu jitsu is my preferred method of grappling however gi has a lot of uses that can enhance your skills long after you take it off.

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A simple breakfast

A simple breakfast

Breakfast is a very important meal. For most people it has been 10 to 12 hours since you last ate so you need something to get the energy to begin the day.

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Steady Progression

Steady Progression

When competing I am always working for a submission. While BJJ competitions have a points system to determine a winner if there are no submissions, I don't rely on that to achieve victory.

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In the Hole Training

In the Hole Training

At times you have to push yourself far beyond your limits to make truly impressive gains. That is why I put myself through an In-the-Hole session before competition. This style of training requires several partners and a few simple instructions.

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All Video Series

All Video Series

This post will be updated with links to all the technique series videos so they are all in one place.

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Figure 4 Take-down Series

Figure 4 Take-down Series

The following videos are part of the Figure 4 Take-down series that I have been utilising for a few years and have had great success with at competition and at the gym.

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Going for a run

Going for a run

I've been enhancing my training with a couple laps of Lake Esmond, which is very close to the gym.

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All Video Series

All Video Series

This post will be updated with links to all the technique series videos so they are all in one place.

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