Building a tournament game plan
Good morning, bullies.
So, with tournament season winding down in the BJJ world, I wanted to see if we could get a discussion going for us newbs regarding building your personal tournament game plan. I've been in several tournaments since starting bjj, but I've never really put pen to paper when it comes to thinking about my game and what I'm going to do. I keep a really detailed training log with descriptions of techniques learned, who I roll with, what I'm tapping to, and where my plateaus/wins are each night. I wanted to see if anyone out there really develops a written game plan, and if so, how do you go about creating it and how religiously do you stick with it?
Before anyone 'search function, noobs' me, I wanted to see what's happening today with this mindset, and what might be different for you now than it was a few years ago.
For example, I have a good half guard game right now, but I am a little too comfortable with it, even going as far as pulling someone into half guard before starting out with another type of guard. This is a big habit I'm trying to break on the mats now, as well as fine-tuning my top game to keep the bigger training partners at my gym where they're supposed to be--under me getting subbed. I want to keep working on open and spider guard before my next tournament to give myself a chance to play a more neutral game and to keep myself from giving up an advantage.
Anyway, just thought it would be an interesting conversation, and I'd love to see how you guys think about this stuff.