Mason Fowler and His Winning Mindset: Tips for BJJ Competitors

by Team Digitsu
Updated: April 03, 2024
BJJ World Champion and 2x ADCC Competitor shares his tips for competition mindset
Competing in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament requires physical preparation and mental toughness.  According to Mason Fowler, a BJJ competitor, and champion, having the right mindset is crucial for success in a tournament.
In a recent ChampChat answer, Fowler shared some tips on preparing for BJJ tournaments.  One of the most important things he does is to arrive early and stay off his phone to clear his mind.  He also has a pre-competition routine, including eating the same foods and doing everything the same way on every competition day. See our pre-competition meal guide for other ideas of what to eat on competition day.
Fowler emphasized the importance of warming up properly before the first match.  He recommends stretching and doing a challenging warm-up to prevent an adrenaline dump during the match.  After winning the first match, it's essential to let the adrenaline wear off by cooling down and staying warm without getting too cold.
Mental preparation is also crucial to Fowler's success in BJJ tournaments.  He advises competitors to remind themselves of their goals in Jiu-Jitsu, emotionally warm themselves up, and mentally lock in before each match.  He stresses the importance of focusing and not getting mentally lazy from match to match.  It's important to stay calm and focused on competition day.
In summary, if you want to succeed in a BJJ tournament like Mason Fowler, having a clear and focused mindset is important.  Arrive early, stick to your routine, warm up properly, and mentally prepare for each match.  Following these tips can increase your chances of success in BJJ competitions.
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