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.
If we get to see the picture on the front of the box that the Jigsaw Puzzle comes in - the job of solving it is made all that much easier. No box … then the process becomes way more challenging.
Unfortunately, for the majority of us learning BJJ - we are all trying to collect the pieces of the puzzle (techniques/concepts) and then we try to figure out how they relate to one another (over time). As a professional coach, I am always trying to clump/group things together in meaningful way - a way that makes sense from the very outset … thereby shortcutting the puzzling process. Eg: a clarification on of the relationship between Single Leg, High-C and Double Leg - is most definitely worth doing, before spending too much time on any of those techniques (individually). That way we can and appreciate the over-lapping elements common to all of those ‘shots’ .. so as we develop our skill with one, we are also laying a foundation to improve the others. I will talk more about this idea in the near future. Seeing the ‘front of the box’ - is very helpful - rather than seeing each piece as an isolated and individual element. - JBW