GB Technique : Competition Training

This week on Gracie Barra Blog we are looking at competition training methods, sparring and mind set.

There are few things that can inject motivation into your jiu-jitsu training like preparing for an upcoming tournament. From the first time white belt competitor to the experienced black belt in the hunt for a World title, the training takes on a new intensity as the date of a competition approaches.

Competition training is a different animal than regular weekly jiu-jitsu classes. How do Gracie Barra competitors prepare to be at their best at their next tournament?

Let’s take a look at some competition training with some of the top Gracie Barra black belt instructors.

1) GB Competition Training Camp

In the short time before major tournaments, competitors from all over the Gracie Barra network of schools will converge on GB HQ to attend a training camp run by some of the top GB instructors.


2) Road to Worlds at Gracie Barra HQ with Vitor Estima

A GB student competitor shares his experience going to Gracie Barra HQ to prepare for the IBJJF World Championships


3) Competition Class Footage at GB Dana Point

Gracie Barra Dana Point School during a competition class. Gracie Barra Black Belt 2nd Degree Professor Flavio Almeida is demonstrating a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competition Drill to his students.


4) Competition Training – Designing your practice with prof. Marcio Feitosa

A former World Champion, Prof, Marcio Feitosa shares his advice on the methods and mind set for preparing for competition.


5) Kids Competition Training stand up sparring

Gracie Barra Kids class competition training in Nottingham UK. These young Jiu-jitsu competitors can really move!


What is YOUR favorite part of preparing for competition?


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Credits: Mark Mullen 

Gracie Barra Black belt based in Asia