2 Non-BJJ Books For BJJ Training
Recently I was asked about what books I would recommend for BJJ training, Martial Arts and life. While I feel unqualified to touch on “life” I do feel plenty qualified to talk about BJJ training.
I also took this question to be non-BJJ books.
Taking Ideas from Non BJJ Sources
Being able to draw parallels to BJJ through other non BJJ sources is important for the overall mindset of someone training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. I think this because if you can find other sources of information or input it helps you get outside of box and ensure that you’re no being restricted.
Think of it as learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques from multiple sources. Your coach, training partners, seminars, drop ins at other gyms, youtube, dvd, etc. All of these areas have their contribution to your training and learning. Not being restricted to one in particular is helpful to your growth.
Using 2 Non Bjj Books for Bjj Training
In the video I talk about 2 books that have had a big impact on my BJJ training.
The first is Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin. I first read this book back in 2010 when I started teaching and training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu full-time.
With the ample time I had to train. The lesson of deliberate practice in this book helped me direct my training properly so that I was able to train effectively.
The second book recommendation I share in the video is The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.
It’s a very short read but packed with all sorts of thought provoking ideas. One such idea is adopting the lunch pail mentality to your creative endeavors. Basically embracing the grind.
Adopting these two ideas, deliberate training and being able to grind it out, made a huge impact on my game.
So to my buddy Luis, and anyone who is looking for some non-BJJ books to inspire their BJJ training. I hope these recommendations help!
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