Goal Setting

Simple and Easy.

The MMA Training Bible's Step-by-Step Guide to Goal Setting

How to get and keep your head in the fight all year-round

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Someone once said that the greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it’s too low, and we reach it.

If you don’t have an idea of what you want to achieve as a fighter, then you won’t achieve anything.

Creating and setting compelling goals is absolutely necessary for your success, but most fighters don’t take a formal approach to goal setting because they’ve never done it before and they don’t know how, so Dr Jason Gillis and The MMA Training Bible have put together an online video course to show you how.

Course Goals

This training course is divided into two parts. Part one introduces you to profiling tools from Sports Psychology that will be used in a step-by-step process to characterize your strengths and weaknesses in the areas of technical development, physical fitness and psychological skills. Part two guides you through a step-by-step process for creating compelling goals in each of the areas just mentioned. The whole course is outlined below.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will:


  • Analyze and understand why you fight
  • Understand what limits potential
  • Understand that the mind is the ultimate resource
  • Complete a performance profile that characterizes present level of skill and technical development in key psychological areas: standing striking, ground-based striking, submissions, take-downs, ground-based wrestling and grappling, and standing wrestling and grappling.
  • Complete a performance profile that characterizes present level of skill and technical development in key physical areas: endurance, agility, flexibility, muscular fitness, nutrition, weight management.
  • Complete a performance profile that characterizes present level of skill and technical development in key psychological areas: motivation, confidence, goal setting strategy, arousal regulation in competition, arousal regulation in training, and concentration.
  • Understand how to implement the five-step interactive goal setting process
  • Apply the five-step goal-setting process to set unstoppable MMA career goals
  • Apply the five-step goal-setting process to set unshakable psychological skills goals
  • Apply the five-step goal-setting process to set un-matchable physical fitness
  • Apply the five-step goal-setting process to set masterful MMA skills

Course Overview

This training course is divided into two parts. Part one introduces you to profiling tools from Sports Psychology that will be used in a step-by-step process to characterize your strengths and weaknesses in the areas of technical development, physical fitness and psychological skills. Part two guides you through a step-by-step process for creating compelling goals in each of the areas just mentioned. The whole course is outlined below.

Introduction 

  • In this session you will receive an overview of the course, and learn where it fits into your training plan in relation to other performance factors. You will also be introduced to work sheet 1, including the concept of performance profiling, and the specific performance profiles for technical development, physical fitness and psychological skills. Following this you will be introduced to worksheet 2, complete with a detailed introduction to the five-step process for setting compelling goals in the areas of your MMA career, psychological skills, technical development, and physical fitness. This first session sets the groundwork for all other lessons.

Session 1: Understanding the fighters’ mind-set.

  • In this session you will consider why you fight and be introduced to common reasons why many fighters fail to reach their full potential. This session emphasizes your mental state as the ultimate resource to bring success.

Session 2: Profiling MMA skills

  • In this session you will consider why you fight and be introduced to common reasons why many fighters fail to reach their full potential. This session emphasizes your mental state as the ultimate resource to bring success.

Session 3: A Snapshot of your physical fitness

  • In this session you will categorize your strengths and weaknesses using performance profiling tools in the following areas: endurance, agility, flexibility, muscular fitness, nutrition, weight management.

Session 4: Outlining your psychological skills

  • In this session you will categorize your strengths and weaknesses using performance profiling tools in the following areas: motivation, confidence, goal setting strategy, arousal regulation in competition, arousal regulation in training, and concentration.

Session 5: Setting unstoppable MMA career goals

  • In this session you will move through a five step interactive process culminating in the creation of three one-year career objectives/goals.

Session 6: Planning for unshakable psychological skills

  • In this session you will move through a five step interactive process culminating in the creation of three one-year objectives/goals for psychological skills.

Session 7: Forecasting for fantastic physical fitness

  • In this session you will move through a five step interactive process culminating in the creation of three one-year objectives/goals for physical fitness.

Session 8: Scheduling for masterful MMA Skills

  • In this session you will move through a five step interactive process culminating in the creation of three one-year objectives/goals for MMA skills and technical development.

Session 9: Conclusions

  • In this session, you will complete the final interactive exercise. Specifically, you will first review your new 12 one-year goals in the areas of career, psychological skills, physical conditioning and technical development. Second, you will identify actions that can be taken immediately to progress towards achieving your goals.
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