Jiu-Jitsu is a long-term journey. And throughout your journey, things beyond your control might take you away from your training. So, after taking an extended break from Jiu-Jitsu, how do you get back into your martial arts practice?
Here are some suggestions for how to get back into Jiu-Jitsu:
When you’re first getting back into training, remind yourself to be patient and manage your expectations. Take some time to give your body and brain a chance to adapt. Things will come back to you, but you won’t be able just to pick up where you left off. Start slow and gradually build back up and make sure you’re getting good recovery between your classes.
When you’re returning to Jiu-Jitsu after a short or longer break, you might have to make an extra effort to keep your ego in check. Try to avoid comparing yourself to others and be mindful of your current limits. It might be easy to make assumptions about other students in your class and what they’re capable of but keep focusing on your own individual improvement. Stay humble.
It takes a lot of physical and mental effort to restart your training. So once you return, focus on building consistency and solidify your training habit. Once you return to your Jiu-Jitsu training, do all that you can so that you keep going to classes. Make a commitment to yourself to attend a certain number of classes each week and stick to that goal.
When you’re ready to get back into Jiu-Jitsu, take ownership of the process. Be patient with yourself, stay humble, and stay disciplined and consistent.
Are you interested in getting started with Jiu-Jitsu? Team Rhino Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Meridian offers programs for kids and adults. Contact us today to learn more about the programs we’re currently offering.