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Welcome to Beauty and the Gi, the BJJ podcast about jiu-jitsu and life from the female perspective.

Aug 31, 2023

What does being coachable mean to you, and how does that impact your Jiu-Jitsu success? We are talking about being coachable from everyday training to how to focus on what your coach is telling you when you’re out there competing.

Remember in The Empire Strikes Back when Yoda was trying to drop some wisdom on Luke Skywalker, but he just wasn't having it? Well, let's just say we have some thoughts on Luke’s unwillingness to be coached!

But this episode is not all lightsabers and cute droids. We get down to business and share our insight and experience on what it means to be coachable in the world of jiu-jitsu. From listening to your coach's advice and opinion to implementing their guidance on the mats and even in tournaments, being coachable truly fuels your growth on and off the mat.

The full video recording of this episode is also available on the Beauty and the Gi YouTube channel. Check it out and May the Gi be with you!

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The Highlight Reel

(06:59) How to respectfully ask your coach questions

(08:50) What does it mean to be coachable

(10:52)  Why you still want to try what your coach is teaching (even if you think you will never use it)

(13:10) How to make your coach mad when you’ve asked them for coaching

(14:30) How to be coachable during a Jiu-Jitsu tournament


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