Competition Mindset

Excel Mixed Martial Arts Academy hosted it’s second In-House BJJ tournament for adults on December 6th, 2017. On this day, we had an outstanding showing of sportsmanship displayed by everyone involved.

Our In-House Jiu Jitsu Tournament offers our team members an opportunity to practice competition Jiu Jitsu where we keep track and count scores in a timed match. This helps prepare athletes for bigger competition and tournaments in San Diego and abroad.

Congrats to our athletes that stepped it up and put their best energy forward in some very exciting Jiu Jitsu matches!

Jiu Jitsu Lifestyle; benefits of the art of Jiu Jitsu; Arte SuaveFocused thinking

Athletes that compete, must put the preparation time that gets them ready to put points on the scoreboard. The competition mindset has the competitor putting in many hours of practice time and putting together strategy and a game plan to help win matches. The athletes must prepare physically, mentally and emotionally.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of those Martial Arts that athletes cannot really practice by themselves. BJJ practitioners will need teammates and the better the training partners are at BJJ, the better the athlete will become. Lot’s of sparring, drilling and repping out technique and strategy.

Getting past Anxiety and fear

The thought of an aggressor coming at you can be very intimidating. The whole point in developing the Competition Mindset is to prepare the athlete to handle intensity with confidence. In practice, the Jiu Jitsu  martial artists work hard to thwart intense energy and turn the tables on an aggressive opponent. Through training, the martial artist can develop necessary skills that will help develop self control and the emotional mastery to overcome aggression.

Our student athletes are men and women that take their training sessions seriously. Our gym looks forward to preparing our athletes and get them ready for those high level tournaments.

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The day after our event, all of our athletes were back at practice the next day. Dedicated, committed, and focused!

See you at the next event!


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Competitive Spirit
What competition teaches us Competition teaches us the values of winning and losing. Win or lose, if you learn something, you are a champion. For us to be an ‘ultimate champion’, we will need to go through a process of winning and losing.  A champion displays courage, grit, and determination. For us to develop these
Grappling X BJJ Tournament
Congrats athletes on a job well done at Grappling X Jiu Jitsu tournament held on March 3, 2019 in San Diego. Excel Jiu Jitsu team brought a team of kids and adults to compete against some outstanding BJJ competition coming from all over the county. Grappling X BJJ Tourney Congrats team on earning 1st in Grappling
Youth Leadership Workshop
Excel Martial Arts Oceanside, Vista Ca will hosting our next Kids Leadership Workshop on Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:30pm-8:00pm for Junior Kids (7-15yrs old) & Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:45am-9:30am for Tiny Tuff (4-7yrs old). Open to the public, don’t have to be a member. Call 760-726-2279 or email for more info. Kids Leadership

About Excel


Excel Jiu Jitsu MMA is a family-friendly, full-scale mixed martial arts academy specializing in the art and sport of Jiu-Jitsu. We are about teamwork, friendship and dedication.

It is our mission to enrich student’s lives through training, to encourage personal achievement by building a sense of accomplishment through our many programs offered.
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