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.
How many boxes do you tick?
As a grappler - you cannot just rely on a great ‘guard pass’ - or a ‘great sweep’ or a ‘great finish’ - you need to tick more than one box. The more boxes you tick - the more well-rounded and adaptive your ‘total game’ will be - the more likely you will prevail when really pressure-tested.
Now extrapolate this idea to the larger canvas of your life. It’s not much use just being a great ‘grappler’ - or ‘fighter’ - we need to make sure we have our other boxes ticked as well. Having great, fulfilling and enduring relationships - realising financial independence - enjoying good health - living somewhere where we are fulfilled and happy - being able to travel and do the things that keep us filled with a sense of wonder and joy … ticking all those boxes means we are rounding out our ‘life game’.
This would be some of the best advice I could ever give anyone - tick all the boxes … to the best of your abilities … tick all of them! JBW