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About a year ago - I was excited to put on my jiu-jitsu gi and begin another typical training session. At the start of jiu jitsu class, I noticed a BJJ beginner and asked if he wanted to be my partner for the day. It seemed like he was anxious and terrified, not of the mat or the martial arts environment but something else in his life. His emotions reminded me of myself as a child. I wanted to learn more so I could help him. The reason why he began training jiu-jitsu opened my eyes to the traumatic realization of a serious threat to youth and society.
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It seems like many martial artists and jiu jitsu athletes with ambitious goals tend to neglect the importance of visualization. Although disciplined and consistent hard work is commonly understood, the creation of the lifestyle you desire through imagination is often ignored in a ‘hustle and grind’ mentality of hardcore BJJ athletes. This article will dive deep into how you can utilize the power of visualization to your advantage when preparing for competitions or improving your skills and other aspects of life. 

By the end of this short thought-experiment, you will understand the difference goal setting and intentionally visualizing can make on your progression as a martial artist.

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Overtraining and being stressed out can harm your passion and desire to keep learning martial arts. The problem is that many fighters and athletes don’t know how to utilize the philosophy of flow to their advantage. In this article, I am going to show you why being in the state of flow can dramatically increase your enjoyment while training and help you improve faster at Brazilian jiu-jitsu, MMA or any other combat sport you are pursuing. 
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I think that you would agree with me when I say that martial arts can have a profound and effective benefit for practitioners all around the world. The problem with this is that there aren't any regulations for gym owners and instructors to follow legitimate practices. In this article, we interview Rob from McdojoLife to discuss the dangers of these practices. 
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