The Norwegian women’s national team has taken their summer training to new territory as the group recently tried their hand at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighting as part of their regular training blocks.
The Brazilian martial art where a smaller, weaker person with proper training can easily defeat a bigger, stronger individual is similar to how a ski racer takes on a challenging race course, according to the athletes.
“Here is more mentally hard,” explained World Cup skier Thea Louise Stjernesund. “That’s maybe how I feel skiing. If you lose a match and you have to tap out, you have to clean out and start all over again. You have to keep up the intensity because if you relax, another one is going to beat me so it’s just like skiing, you have to keep fighting all the way down the course.”
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