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.
Congratulations - or more accurately .. kudos, to all those stalwarts who have achieved rank in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This is not an art for those inclined to quit at the first sign of discomfort; it is not an art for those unwilling to fail; it is not an art for those who need their ego’s stroked .. it is challenging, uncomfortable at times, and humbling. It is difficult, yes … but rewarding in the extreme. So kudos to all those who have found the inner-strength to hang in there; I applaud your efforts. We all come with a back-story; a reason for stepping onto the mat - we are not all ‘natural fighters’ - we each come with their own reasons, own inner-demons, own frailties … I applaud the stick-at-it-ness that each of you needed to find to may headway in this most challenging of martial arts. You are all awesome! JBW