#138 Reducing Jiu-Jitsu Competition Anxiety, Part 2

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Chris Moriarty lowers the boom on an opponent at the 2008 BJJ World Championships.

If you’ve stepped on the mat in a tournament, you have no doubt felt that burning anxiety in your belly. Getting nervous before competing in a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition is universal. How can we reign in those emotions to make sure we choke the opponent and not choke mentally? Today we’re going to conclude the conversation we began in Episode 136 titled Competition Nerves in Jiu-Jitsu with Chris Moriarty to help you get a handle on competition jitters in BJJ.

A while back I wrote about how BJJ makes a trip to the dentist more survivable. In another segment in today’s show, we will begin to investigate the benefits of doing jiu-jitsu when you are not doing jiu-jitsu. In the discussion here on the show we hear about how BJJ can help you in your career!

And how will you react when you receive your black belt in BJJ? (Note that I didn’t say, “if”!) We have been including a segment called The Black Belt Corner since the very early days of The FightWorks Podcast, and have spoken with BJJ black belts all over the place. But until now we have never conducted the standard Black Belt Corner question with someone who received their black belt just minutes prior! We were present when Kevin Hosseini received his black belt and couldn’t resist recording his thoughts for the Black Belt Corner.

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Kevin Hosseini after an armbar win at the 2008 BJJ World Championships as a brown belt.

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