Many people believe that BJJ or Jiu Jitsu tournaments are merely about achieving medals and recognition in the sport. While that is true, who doesn’t want to be respected for their efforts, there is something to be said for the reality of fighting and its effects on the human mind. Fewer things will drive a person to change their mind and body the way the tournament circuit does..
If you are lacking motivation, commit to a tournament and actually do it. After it’s all said and done, ask yourself “What can I change to have a better outcome?”. If you are overweight and physically lacking, the next tournament you register for demands you form new habits in said department. All you need is to commit to showing up to however many tournaments a year and let your servings of reality begin to add up.
Often times you will find that you aren’t really all you thought, but one thing is for sure and that is you are definitely capable of more than you are managing. Whether it’s overcoming your fears, becoming more disciplined or giving your all, there is much to gain from the simple act of matching yourself up with other men or women of your age and weight and going to war. Don’t let the excuses stop you, just do it. Your best self is waiting.