10 Best Pieces Of Advice For White Belts by Tom DeBlass

10 Best Pieces Of Advice For White Belts by Tom DeBlass
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Tom DeBlass is one of the most charismatic and inspirational people in Jiu-Jitsu. He constantly takes time to share his thoughts, helping countless students become better in the process, sharing important for white belts and black belts alike.

Giving people involved in Jiu-Jitsu advice is easier the further along their Jiu-Jitsu journey they are. however, giving advice for white belts is hard and should not be taken for granted. It is important to know exactly what to tell them in order to motivate them, and not confuse them more than they already are.

Here are 10 pieces of priceless advice for white belts by Tom DeBlass, pointing out exactly what white belts need to know and focus on when embarking on their life-long journey of learning BJJ:

  1. Jiu-Jitsu is hard, never forget that. It doesn’t get easier. As you get better, so does everyone else.
  2. Jiu-Jitsu is worth it. It’s more than submissions and wrestling around. It is a connection of your mind, body, and soul.
  3. Jiu-Jitsu is more mental than it is physical. Having a strong body helps, but technique, strategy, and timing are the most important.
  4. Take a rest day if you need it.
  5. You don’t need to train until exhaustion every single day. Leave some in the tank for the next day.
  6. More is not better, being present at the moment is what matters.
  7. Do not compare yourself to others, ever.JJ Lesso
  8. Find the parallels between Jiu-Jitsu and life, there are many.
  9. Allow yourself to make mistakes, you’re supposed to. Belt
  10. Success on the mats doesn’t happen overnight. It is a lifelong commitment to the pursuit of excellence.


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