New Year – New Attitude

2013 was a good year for Gracie Barra. We’ve seen monumental movements with the number of followers, believers, and practitioners. We saw a huge rise in the potential of each schools. And we believe that that more is about to happen for 2014.

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An important core in the art of BJJ is our attitude. But before we delve into that, let’s take a few minutes to asses how much we did in 2013.

Yes. It’s the past. But for us to get results, we must first look at how much of 2013 was spent in personal development.

How much time did you spend in the gym?

How many times were you able to push yourself beyond your limit?

Did you join any tournaments in 2013? 

How’s your health? DId it improve?


These are but simple questions that I’d like for you to answer. Briefly looking back at 2013 would be great. But notice the word that i used. It’s briefly.

Jiu-Jitsu is all about moving forward. It’s all about our growth. It’s all about moving forward. If you have answered in the negative about your 2013 Jiu-Jitsu experience, how about we move forward for 2014 then? Sounds great?

Here are some tips 

1. Get yourself off the couch and train- imagine spending hours on end on your free time while your gi gathers dust (or mold) getting off that chair will do wonders

2. Have a vision in mind – your vision has to be in line with your virtues and beliefs. If your vision is not strong enough, you may want to revisit your belief system and see whether it’s for y our personal growth.



3. Interact with your coaches more – learning from your coaches is something that everyone should be doing. It’s not enough to sit around and look at them doing the drills or teaching you that awesome new choke. Look closer, analyse and try it for yourself.

4. Join more tournaments – yes. A few bucks for fun will not  hurt you. Imagine this, i can bet $100 that you have spent more money on things that you never really needed. So do you need tournaments? Yes! it’s all part of your growth process. Jiu-jitsu is an art of practice. Practice is and become good at it.

2014 holds the biggest surprises in the world of Jiu-Jitsu. Be there to see it happen! 

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