There are several strategic ways to win a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) points tournament:
- Control the pace of the match: This means setting the tempo and dictating the action. By taking a dominant position and maintaining it, you can prevent your opponent from scoring points.
- Keep good posture: Good posture will help you maintain control and make it more difficult for your opponent to sweep or submit you.
- Avoid stalling: Stalling, or failing to engage in active grappling, can result in the referee deducting points.
- Prioritize position over submission: In BJJ, points are awarded primarily for dominant positions such as the mount, back mount, and side control. It is often more advantageous to maintain a dominant position rather than attempting a submission.
- Look for opportunities to score: Constantly be aware of opportunities to score points through dominant position, sweeps, or submission attempts.
- Be in good physical condition: Being in good physical condition will enable you to maintain a high pace and energy level throughout the tournament.
- Know the rules: familiarize yourself with the rules of the tournament you are competing in. This will help you know what is and isn’t allowed, as well as understand how points are awarded.
- Have a game plan: Train and develop a game plan that will help you to score points, maintain positions and control the match.
- Be mentally prepared: Be mentally ready to compete, Stay positive and Focus on your goal of Winning.