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.
Self Defence is an interesting concept. In thinking about what this term means an obvious question comes to mind: Defence/Protection … from what? Physical assault is something that may well occur at some time or another in our lives but for most of us, this will probably be a very rare occurrence. There are forces however, other than physical assault, than we need to defend ourselves from with regularity; things like the stresses associated with work, hurtful comments from other people, financial hardships, dietary challenges, etc. This is where our training can really pay dividends; as we develop resilience, mental fortitude, problem-solving abilities, better physical condition, stick-at-it-ness, etc. Our ongoing commitment to training forges our armour; armour that can serve us well, in everyday life. JBW