Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Rafael Lovato Jr. - Winning Mindset/Campaign to Brasileiro Absolute Title

This has been on the internetz for awhile.

I went back and watched it b/c there are obviously a lot of people who do Jiu-Jitsu.

Yeah. Let that observation sink in.

There are also a lot of black belts.

Yeah. Let that observation sink in.

At that level, the guys who continually win don't just train harder or longer or smarter (or take more bomba? Shhhhh, the Jiu-Jitsu mafia will come after you).
Olympic athletes all discuss the important of visualization and mindset and self-affirmations et cetera.

Winning one match or beating a division with one other guy is one thing.
Competing across two divisions over the course of two days in one of the biggest tournaments in the world and winning is a different animal.

You can't just win one battle. It is a series of battles with many variables that must be addressed: fatigue, strategy, focus, doubt, et cetera.
Lovato takes you through what he was thinking at various points in his matches both before, during, and after/between. It's an interesting look into how a guy at the pinnacle of the sport self-coaches and thinks during an elite level tournament.


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