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.
An instructor’s attention is always naturally drawn towards those talented individuals who sit at the far right hand side of the bell-curve - but this should never be to the exclusion of those who sit to the left.
As with all things - the closer we look, the more we see; I always feel a great sense of admiration for those who do not find learning easy yet persist in spite of this; inching their way forward - very often going unnoticed by their fellow-classmates.
Effort by those who have talent is admirable; but effort by those who find it all a struggle, is somehow more admirable. Most of us are doing our best; given the circumstances we are in and where we are in our lives - it’s all about ‘moving’ - both on and off the mat. Whether a snail or a cheetah - life moves. JBW