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Stress: The Power of Labeling

Stress: The Power of Labeling

There are so many things going on during a jiu-jitsu competition that can cause stress: performance of your opponent, personal expectations, expectations of others, the importance of the tournament, etc.  Stress and its effects on performance are things that most...
Self-Efficacy: Believing from Without

Self-Efficacy: Believing from Without

The concept of self-efficacy was developed by Albert Bandura, who is known for developing the theory of social learning. That explains how children learn new behaviors through observation and role models. In the context of this theory, self-efficacy is defined as the...
Goal Setting for Peak Performance

Goal Setting for Peak Performance

We all set goals throughout our daily lives, we identify things that we want and we set plans or smaller goals to lead us to our main objective.  In sports though, when we set goals we need to add a measurable element to serve us as feedback to show us how good our...
Flow: The Real Reward

Flow: The Real Reward

One key concept to define before going into detail about the importance of goal setting for peak performance is the concept of “Flow.”  Flow is that state of optimal performance where time seems to slow down, that the task at hand seems easy and there is no experience...
Confidence: The ultimate performance skill

Confidence: The ultimate performance skill

One of the most expressed topics for every athlete, coach, practitioner and even spectators of any sport, is the concept of confidence. Confidence is self-belief. A subjective idea that we can successfully achieve whatever it is we want to achieve. Particularly in...