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.
Many people mistakenly believe that if they up the intensity of their effort (in a given situation) that this automatically guarantees success.
Many people mistakenly believe that if they have a Black Belt in a martial art, that they can effectively defend themselves.
Many people mistakenly believe that if they have a lot of money in the bank, that they will be happy and fulfilled.
Many people mistakenly think that because a person talks to them and smiles at them, then that person is their loyal friend.
Often, where we think there might be a correlation - there is none. And conversely, sometimes where we think no correlation exists, there is indeed one; or many.
It is easy to think that the only benefit we get out of training BJJ is the ability control and defeat other people in physical conflict; but think of the myriad of correlations that our training can have with the wider aspects of our lives as human beings.
We learn to problem solve, we learn to build resilience, we learn to interact with others, we learn to recognise small gains, we learn the importance of process, we learn to be fluid in our thinking, etc. it only takes imagination and thinking to realise there are many things we can take from our training into the larger landscape of our lives.