Find your flow: Edgar Siew and jiu-jitsu

Find your flow is a collection of stories from our community. We explore the ways in which people are finding their flow – “a mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.” 

This is Edgar Siew, a 20-year-old blue-belt jiu-jitsu fighter. He’s been prepping for the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-jitsu Championship 2016 (19-23 April), ever since winning the tryouts in Hong Kong. Over the last month leading up to the competition, Edgar’s also been floating once a week.


In Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ), when you get into a state of flow, you start doing techniques without thinking. Instead, your body just goes on ‘auto-pilot’. The point of being able to flow in BJJ is to not think about getting into it. Do not force yourself into the state of flow.

[Floatation] helps me to relax and clear my mind after a long week of training. With a clearer mind I would be able to train and work better.

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