Kit Dale - The Art Of Learning Jiu Jitsu
"I taught not my body how to remember a million routine patterns, but my mind to evaluate problems, select solutions, and execute in the moment"
I believe that sport is 90% mental 10% physical, but most spend the majority of the time drilling techniques (physical), I spend the majority of the time problem solving in live training (training the mind). While other people developed their body as muscle memory, I developed my mind as what I call "mental memory". It removes predictability, rigidness and monotony, giving me the advantage to play out the Jiu Jitsu match in my head. That means being able to not only strategize before stepping onto the mat, but also predicting patterns while rolling, which is a great way of rapidly improving while rolling against your opponent - figuring them out. Give me one hour of rolling with anyone and I believe I will have the solution to victory.
More about Kit:
He received his black belt by multiple time world champion Yuri Simoes in 2013 after training in jiu jitsu for only 4 years. This puts him among the fastest people to ever receive a black belt in BJJ, especially considering he had never trained in any form of grappling before this.
Kit has competed and won competitions at the highest level in Australia, Japan, Abu Dhabi, U.S.A, Brazil, London and many more. He has won competitions at all belts including the Abu Dhabi World Pro held in Abu Dhabi. The Brazilian nationals held in Brazil and the Australian cup held in Australia. In 2017 he made it to the Quarter Finals in the Mundial World Championships held in LA after two years off with knee surgery.
Not only is Kit one of the best Brazilian jiu jitsu athletes in the world, he is also one of the best coaches. He has travelled to over 20 countries teaching seminars and jiu jitsu camps. On top of this he has an online program for jiu jitsu where he has sold over 3,000 copies of his instruction video "The Art Of Learning Jiu Jitsu".
Detailed competition history
2009 AFBJJ Pan Pacific blue belt Gold medalist
2010 AFBJJ Australian Cup blue belt Gold Medalist
2010 ADWP World Qualifier blue belt Gold Medalist
2010 Abu Dhabi World Pro Blue Belt Gold medalist.
2011 AFBJJ Australian Cup purple belt Gold Medalist
2011 AFBJJ Pan Pacific Jiu Jitsu purple belt Gold Medalist
2011 IFBJJ Brazilian National purple belt Gold medalist
2011 Abu Dhabi World Pro Purple belt Gold medalist
2011 Abu Dhabi World Pro Purple Belt Silver Medalist
2012 Abu Dhabi World Pro brown belt Qualifier Gold medalist
2012 IBJJF Australian Cup brown Belt Gold Medalist
2012 IBJJF Pan Pacific Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt Gold Medalist
2012 IBJJF Japan Open Brown Belt Gold Medalist
2013 Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials Winner
2013 IBJJF Pan American Cup Brown Belt Bronze Medalist
2013 Abu Dhabi World Pro Brown Belt Silver Medalist
2013 AFBJJ Pan Pacific Black Belt Gold Medalist
2014 Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials black belt Winner
2014 Copa Podio (Brazil super fight) black belt competitor
2014 Metamoris (La based super fight event) black belt competitor
2014 Polaris (London based super fight event) black belt competitor
2016 Grappling Industries Black Belt Gold Medalist
2016 IBJJF NoGi World Championships Black Belt Quarter Finalist
2017 ROAR (Perth based super fight event) Black Belt Champion
2017 World Pro Trials Black Belt Winner
2017 Japanese ADCC World Trials Winner
(To be held in Finland in September)
2017 IBJJF World Championships Black Belt Quarter Finalist
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