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Intentions vs. Goals in Jiu-Jitsu

Intentions vs. Goals in Jiu-Jitsu

Intentions vs. Goals in Jiu-Jitsu: Intentions vs. goals is something we speak about a lot at Savarese BJJ academy (www.bergencountybjj.com). Because the submission is usually so heavily weighted, in jiu-jitsu we can have a tendency to develop a very strong goal-orientation. Goals can be critical tools when you have a specific outcome you want. But they can work against you if the rigidity of fixed goals grow into sources of anxiety and procrastination. Instead of worrying about needing to make things follow a specific path or go a certain way, put less attention on the GOAL and instead focus on your INTENTION for each training session. Why are you on the mat today? You may find that loosening a hyper-focused grip on your goals frees you from needing things to turn out exactly as you planned, and leaves you open to a different kind of training and learning. Focus on this and let me know if your training improves!

About Savarese BJJ

Originally developed by the Gracie family for smaller guys in the country of Brazil, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu has evolved into an effective self defense system, a thriving sport, and an essential component of Mixed Martial Arts fighting (MMA).

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu does not incorporate many of the fancy movements and complicated theories that other martial arts employ. In the real world, most fights end up on the ground and you have to be prepared for that scenario. The Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy teaches practical self defense techniques with a no attitude, no ego mentality.

Students learn sport aspects and practical methods that don’t require strength or athletic ability. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was made for everyone.

History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Professors Chris Savarese and Sean Bermudez

A typical class begins with a light warm up and stretch. Once everyone is loose, instructor Chris Savarese teaches students practical techniques and delivers personal care to ensure the class is learning and applying. Once the technique has been covered, live sparring for students who wish to participate is permitted. With Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, live sparring is an integral part of the art and what separates Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from most other martial arts. In Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, sparring is encouraged and fun!

The benefits of our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self Defense programs are endless! A greater sense of self leads to positive results in a world full of challenges. Our staff’s lineage goes directly back to the Gracie Family who created the art. Teach your children that perseverance wins over any obstacle in life, and let our program prove it to them! Develop functional muscles, not bulky, do-nothing muscles! Anyone who has trained at our academy for over a year will tell you that their life has been drastically improved!

If you want to join the fastest growing BJJ Academy on the East Coast, Savarese BJJ is waiting for you!