An article by Jeff ‘Wombat’ Meszaros
When Yogi Berra said, “half of this game is ninety percent mental”, he was talking about hitting a ball with a stick and running around an empty field. He wasn’t talking about rolling around with some sweaty dude who’s trying to tear your arms off. Still, Yogi’s mathematically flawed wisdom is just as applicable to jiu-jitsu, submission grappling and mixed martial arts as it is to baseball. My training buddy Joe Doerksen is a perfect example. Once, he and I were discussing what we think about while fighting.