At Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu coach, Marcello Monteiro teaches his students to focus their efforts on specific things against specific opponents in order to accelerate the improvement of their game. During the sparring segment of the class, he strategically partners people up to train with each other and often times he will instruct the athletes on what to focus upon while training against certain opponents. In this way he is helping his students become more technical and controlled in certain areas of their game that he notices may be lacking.
In a previous writing I had discussed the power of goal setting and shared a particular goal of mine. Using the S.M.A.R.T. system for formulating goals, I decided that I wanted to achieve the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from the Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu Coach, Marcello Monteiro by the time I was 40 years of age, which is just under nine and a half years from now. That seems to me to be a reasonable goal, barring any sort of injuries, career relocation, etc.
Since I began training, I have found that people participate in jiu-jitsu for a wide variety of reasons. Many people do it strictly for exercise, and it is a very strenuous workout with the added value of some practical knowledge as well. Other people do it to enhance their mental toughness and decision-making life skills. Many people have chosen to train jiu jitsu to learn self-defense, to be more prepared to defend their selves in the unfortunate incident of unwelcome confrontation, while many learn the “gentle art” as an essential element of their mixed martial arts fighting career that they may be pursuing. All of these are perfectly good reasons to train, there actually isn’t a bad reason to do some positive exercise, as far as I’m concerned.
I began Studying BJJ a few months shy of my 50th Birthday. Although I had been studying martial arts for many years, the Brazilian form of Jiu Jitsu intrigued me as many sparring and self-defense sessions ended up on the mat and I asked my self: “now what.” I asked a friend who would be a good Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor in Indianapolis and she told me about Marcello who was teaching her son. So, I booked an appointment to go see his Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu school. I immediately recognized that Marcello Monteiro was good instructor by his patient guidance and the enthusiasm of his students. However, I was a little intimidated as most of his students were in their 20s and 30s and here I was knocking on the door of the big 5-Oh. Nevertheless, I was determined to give it a try and no one seemed to care about my age, they all just welcomed me as another brother in the Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu family.
The city of Indianapolis, Indiana, is a community strongly rooted in sports and competition. There are professional sports teams, semi-pro teams, clubs, NCAA and amateur tournaments and competitions of all types occurring in and around this city. We residents of this city are all eagerly anticipating the hosting of the Super Bowl next week, between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. The downtown of this city is buzzing with excitement, energy, and activity. It is a testament to the spirit of competition and the importance of sports in this area.
Marcello Monteiro, at his home Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu academy, has broken new ground by committing the Jiu Jitsu curriculum to film for the benefit of students of all levels. I have recently had the opportunity to get and watch his first DVD series, White to Blue Curriculum, and I am impressed by the quality of the scenes, all shown from multiple angles, and the overall insightfulness of the series. Marcello’s curriculum DVD’s are excellent compliments to rigorous training and reinforce the knowledge that is required to move up in rank as well as win competitions.
One of the many positive things that I have noticed since I started training at the Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu Coach, is that it takes a lot more to stress me out than it used to. Of course, I am referring primarily to my daily life, the normal human stresses that come naturally with family, working, finances, etc. I seem to have a new perspective on all of these things, and have found that I can just shut my eyes, take a deep breath, and evaluate my position before I act or react to things that are causing these stresses in my life. I have found that I have been making some better decisions in general, that most things are not life or death as they may immediately seem, and that the best thing to do, in all cases, is to Not Panic! Though I still have a long way to go, and controlling decisions and emotions is a skill that is learned and mastered over a lifetime, what I know of this skill and philosophy so far has been hard earned through the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and under the instruction of Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Marcello Monteiro.
The general population does not get the recommended 8 glasses of water each day. I've been lucky enough that with my renewed interest in sports ever since joining Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu Coach, i've rediscovered the importance and appreciate for drinking enuough water to keep your body satisfied.
There is no denying it, I am sore today! Last night was a intense 3 hours of training at the Marcello's Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu Academy, located off of South Emerson Ave. It was the third night in a row that I had trained and I pushed myself as hard as I could. I didn’t have to. I could have rested, or left whenever I wanted, or even not come at all. The class would have gone on without me, but my colleagues would have been one night better than me this year, and what else would I have done last night anyway? Watched television?
Continuing from my previous blog regarding the structure of the classes at Marcello's Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu academy after the students are all warmed up, stretched out, and some new techniques have been learned and practiced, the majority of people in there are breaking a bit of a sweat. Well, have no fear, because they are about to get drenched! Now is the most fun and competitive part of the class, where the rubber meets the road. It is now time for what Marcello Monteiro refers to as “training.” Many others in Jiu Jitsu call it “rolling.” Basically, it is time to spar with your colleagues, to use some of this top-notch instruction in a real life Brazilian Jiu Jitsu setting.
For those of you out there considering taking up a new productive hobby, or for those who are curious as to what a class at Marcello Monteiro's Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu academy is like, then this article is for you. The first step, of course, is to arrive on time (to ensure that you are warmed up and ready to get the most out of your training). You head into one of the changing rooms and get suited up in your gi, or, as my 6-year-old daughter Maddy calls it, your “karate suit.”
Check out this highly technical video of Ricardo De La Riva (inventor of the de la riva guard) and 3-Stripe Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Marcello Monteiro training Jiu Jitsu. They are training at Marcello's Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu Academy.
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