Garry Tonon: ‘You need to have two mindsets when you train: an improving mindset and a winning mindset’

“In all his years as a competitor, Tonon has always believed that to be successful, one must have two different mindsets when they train a sport. According to Tonon, the improving mindset involves being open to learning new techniques and slowly applying them during sparring. The goal of this mindset is to get better at different skills in training and eventually add these to your arsenal. The winning mindset, on the other hand, involves attempting to submit one’s opponent the quickest and most efficient way possible.”

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Nino Schembri
Nino “Elvis” Schembri is considered one of the most technical practitioners of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the history of the sport, holding the titles of the “Most Technical Competitor in ADCC 2001”, five times “Brazilian National Champion”, twice “Pan-American Champion” and twice “World Champion”. His BJJ training started at age of 5 years old, at 13 Nino was training elite and finally was promoted to the acclaimed rank of black belt at age of 20, under master Carlos Gracie. A successful path requires the right mentors.

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