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Mental Strategy for Judo

Mental Strategy for Judo

Mental Strategy and Tactics for Judo is perfect for judo players who want to increase their performance in competition or their game in general. This online program has six chapters with videos, downloadable audio, practical step-by-step exercises, downloadable tools, reflection questions, and quizzes which will help you learn the material so you can reach your full judo potential.


The course is structured logically to make it easy to focus on what is essential, keep notes, and review progress. Each chapter teaches you to use a different evidence-based tool to help you learn and improve your mental skills.


The course includes:

  • Developing your Judo Strategy with Periodization
  • A Quick Guide to Goal Setting
  • Managing Stress and Competitive Energy
  • Optimizing your Self-talk
  • Visualizations for Technique and Competition
  • Reviewing your Competition Performance


The course also contains useful “troubleshooting” tips to help with common areas of struggle that many athletes face when developing their mental training.



    • Accomplish your Goals: 

      • The workbook will help you set specific goals for the next six months of BJJ (anything from technique improvement to competition outcomes). 

      • Research spanning more than 35 years demonstrates that setting goals increases your effort, motivation, and performance! You will learn to set and track goals to reach the next level. 

    • Get Locked in the Zone:

      • You will be able to quickly assess what you need to get into the “zone.” You will know how to manage the stress of anticipation and anxiety that comes from competing. You will be able to reduce, increase, or maintain the optimal energy level to avoid choking, “spazzing out,” and "adrenaline dump." 

      • Top researchers have repeatedly demonstrated that managing your competition anxiety/energy will help you perform at optimal levels. 

    • Increase Confidence:

      • You will learn to reduce the automatic and hard to notice negative internal messages that come from practicing a challenging sport.  

      • Over the last 30 years, research shows that negative internal thoughts (or negative self-talk) are among the most significant contributors to pre-competition nerves and poor performance. 

    • Increase Performance with Mental Imagery:

      • You will create customized mental imagery or visualizations for practicing techniques and for rehearsing your BJJ competition strategy. 

      • Research findings from hundreds of studies demonstrate that imagery and visualization effectively enhance performance, preparedness, and confidence.

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