We have already discussed the importance of goal setting when it comes to training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As mentioned, the goals you set should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. But, what kinds of BJJ goals can benefit you the most? If you’re looking for clear ideas for your next big Jiu Jitsu goal and step forwards, the following suggestions can turn out to be rather helpful.
Train more compared to before
You don’t have to double the amount of Jiu Jitsu training at once in order to consider training more as your goal. Even if you boost the tempo just a little bit, you’ll be able to see the improvement soon enough. Of course, you shouldn’t force yourself if you’re physically not ready. But, if you feel like you’ve come to a point where the current routine can’t get you any further, it’s a perfect time to take your BJJ practice up a notch.
Take part in a competition
Some BJJ practitioners participate in just one competition annually, while others dare to take on 10 or even 20 competitions. Regardless of what group you belong to, you may want to challenge yourself some more, and add another competition to your list. This is one of the BJJ goals that’s especially useful for beginners who have never competed before. BJJ competitions are very effective and beneficial as they help practitioners improve, which is why you should never shy away from them.
Shape up even more
Getting fitter and healthier should always be your goal. And thanks to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you can achieve it. Maybe you’ll have to adjust your diet a little as well, but, in general, practicing a bit more and targeting specific areas with specific moves can make a huge difference in your appearance and the way you feel. After all, by deciding to shape up, you’re making a decision to invest in yourself and the quality of your life.
Break the BJJ plateau
There are many reasons why we hit a plateau in BJJ. It may be because you don’t train enough, you don’t challenge yourself with different moves and competitions, or you may be recovering from an injury. Whatever the case may be, once you acknowledge that you’ve hit BJJ plateau, don’t hesitate to make it your goal to break it.
Be a better version of yourself
BJJ goals, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in general, can affect you both physically and mentally. In the end, Jiu Jitsu is not only about the physical moves but your mindfulness as well. In that respect, striving to always become a better you is always a great and necessary goal to have. Even if it may be a bit more challenging to define, this particular goal is something you personally have to understand in your own unique manner.
If you’re interested in starting your own BJJ journey and want to know more about the possibilities of BJJ goals, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Gentle Art Dojo. Also, don’t hesitate to check our available programs to find the perfect fit for your needs and wants.