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 we can raise the bar ...
Have you ever renovated one room of a house? You turn that room from a three-star bathroom to a five-star bathroom … but then what happens? In the end, you realise something … you realise that you can no longer live with your three-star lounge room. So you renovate that - to match your bathroom. Next thing you know … you have renovated your whole house. I suspect that this is something that women intuitively know … and the (often unsuspecting) husband wakes up one day in a fully renovated house, wondering how it all happened; after all, his wife only asked him to renovate the bathroom - the rest had been his decision ... right?
And so it is with our BJJ game … when we deepen our understanding of one technique, when we really pull it part, analyse and even improve it … we begin to sow the seeds of discontent with regards to how we view the rest of our game/arsenal. And so - over time - we raised the bar and improve ourselves. This is one of the outcomes I try to achieve in teaching the seminars (and classes) I run; I try to deepen everyone’s understanding of the given subject matter … hoping that in doing so, everyone will re-consider, re-analyse and re-think their understanding of everything else they know. If you learn to cook a world-class soufflé - chances are that you will re-look at how you cook up your morning porridge. JBW