Black Belt Blog by Adam Jetton

Black Belt Blog by Adam Jetton

The Black Belt Blog for July 2016. Written by Adam Jetton Hey guys. Evolution had a great month of June in competitions. Mike McGinley and Drew Foster both won their brown belt divisions at NAGA Charlotte, and John Salter won his Bellator fight with a triangle choke. We created a great team atmosphere to get these guys ready. Our success gave me the idea to write about competing, highlighting 6 easy-to-understand reasons why it’s important. This applies to everyone, regardless if you are thinking about signing up for your 1st competition, if you are an active competitor, or if you are a parent wondering if you should sign up your child for a competition. Top 6 reasons to compete: 1. It’s fun. There’s something to be said for facing a stranger, knowing you’re going to give each other everything you have. The anticipation and adrenaline are a wild ride, and there’s just no better feeling than having your hand raised after a win. But you can’t let the pressure, and fear of losing zap your love of the competition. The best way I deal with pressure is to tell myself that no matter what, I’m going to give my best effort. When I’m content with the knowledge that I’ll do my best, I start getting excited about winning, instead of worrying about distractions that aren’t even real. Just prior to the match I warm up really hard and get focused. Competing also makes you closer friends with your training partners by sharing this experience together. This makes training and competition more enjoyable because you are with your friends. 2....