Fabio Gurgel: “Coaches Make The Mistake Of Focusing Too Much On The Competition Group”

There’re a lot of things that you need to get right if you’re to become a successful BJJ coach (and gym owner).
And not a lot of them are apparent at first sight.

For example, Fabio Gurgel says that one of the biggest mistakes a BJJ coach can make is focusing too much on the competition group:

Because, if in your class you focus too much on the competition group, then you’re actually spelling out all of the other people that would love to learn BJJ.

Those who cannot keep up with the training sessions of competitors, because of their knowledge and their pace.

This isn’t just theoretical knowledge, but also a lesson from experience.
Experience, drawn from the 1990’s:

This is something that has happened in Brazil in the 90’s, as I said, something due to which the academies were getting smaller as less people came in to train because the environment in the academies was bad.
Today, this is something that I see happening in Europe…

With this sort of an approach, your base of students gets smaller and therefore you don’t get as many people training in the academy – nor do you find any potential talents for competition, as they cannot even start training in the first place!

Read our full interview with Fabio Gurgel on the following link.


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