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.
Evolution is about pressure-testing. This is how change either gains or loses momentum in nature, in engineering, in business, on the mat .... and in life. In a way, MMA is a martial arts philosophy; and it's sporting face provides opportunity for us to pressure-test new ideas, innovations, strategies and training methods - against a non-compliant, agressive opponent. This pressure-testing in turn, gives rise to more novel training methods, new ways of combining techniques and ever-improving methods of training, conditioning and preparing for combative struggle. In an environment that pressure-tests constantly, there is little room and little solace for those who arn't willing to put it on the line. But there is great potential for growth and improvement. Boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and BJJ are all arts that have evolved through the process of pressure-testing .... not for everyone, I fully agree - but the results are in alignment with the price we pay. Together - we pressure-test - together we evolve. JBW