Your Number One Fight On The Mat

Your Number One Fight On The Mat

“Your number one fight on the mat with BJJ [and in life] is to control your emotions. Breathing is a great tool to help you control those emotions.

A lot of times you get so tense while rolling and you even hold your breath when exerting a lot of effort. Instead, breath the tension out. By not doing so, it is like you are in a car where it is in neutral but your stomping your foot on the gas. The car is not going anywhere. When you put the car in drive, you will start going somewhere. Your breathing is the changing of the gear.

Breathing is the most important part. You have to be able to breath through your nose during the roll. The sooner you conquer your breathing the quicker your Jiu Jitsu will improve.

Your goal should be to find the balance between working hard but breathing smoothly and steadily. When I control my breathing I can control my emotions, I don’t get so tense and am able to perform better.”

– Professor Tony Passos during Wednesday evening’s class

 

 

Kids Affiliate Training Camp

Kids Affiliate Training Camp

Another successful Kids Affiliate Training Camp this morning! Everyone did an excellent job. The effort and discipline that the student have put in on the mat throughout these weeks leading up to today is apparent. We are ready for the US Grappling competition next weekend!

Atos Takes 2nd at Pan Ams

Atos Takes 2nd at Pan Ams

We’ve been in California for the IBJJF Pan American Championship this week. This trip has been a total success! Several from our team has been competing and Professor Tony has been helping coach.
Atos takes second place as a team in the Pan Ams. These victories belong to the entire team.  Thank you to each of you for all your hard work in helping us prepare for this competition. And a huge THANK YOU to everyone for the support and keeping things moving back home.

We’ll be back on the East Coast tomorrow morning and looking forward to getting back on the mat. See you guys soon!