Yeah, it’s not their forte, but the boys have enough friends competing and listener emails about Jiu Jitsu competition preparation that they thought it pertinent to ask for a Kroyler Gracie pro tip on the subject.
While Kip and Paul never plan on doing any competitions, their kids do, so they have a vested interest in how to prepare to set yourself up for success.
As it turns out, you’ll prepare differently depending on what kind of competition it is, how long you’ve been training, and other variables.
Many people assume that if I want to get ready to compete then I should concentrate on strength, fitness, and endurance. Turns out this isn’t necessarily true. Not to say that you shouldn’t have a decent base level of all these things, buts it’s not what you should be focused on in your preparations.
At the highest level most people are generally jacked…but their skill levels are all just about equal and extra athletesism could be just the ticket to get the gold. Chances are though, that extra skills would do them more good…as it will you too.
Basically, your time is better spend on skill acquisition and less in physical training.