Musings, ponderings and various observations on the intersection of BJJ/Martial arts training and the living of life. I have no inclination toward either political correctness or correct spelling. This blog, such as it is, remains fundamentally an unfiltered gush of thought ... both raw and unpolished.
Much of life is about relationships. Great ones make our life a joy - bad ones make out life a misery. And it's not all tat different on the mat. Great partners are those kinds of people that will work with us to help us solve problems - and we are great partners when we respond in kind. Problem solving is more often than not, a collaboration. two minds working on a problem are far more likely to come up with a workable solution than is a solitary effort. A great training partner has us leaving the mat with a smile on our face and looking forward to geting back there as soon as possible - a bad training partner has exactly the opposite effect. Before we start looking around for that perfect training partner - we should perhaps stop for a moment and ask ourselves this ... what kind of training partner are we ourselves? be the first on the mat to be a great training paertner - the idea will catch on - and soon the culture on the mat will improve for the better. I have seen this effect take place on even the worst of mats. it always starts with ourselves! JBW