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.
Rome wasn't built in a day
I have to say - from a coach's point of view, I place far more stock in persistence and determination than I do in athletic ability. Some of the most succesfull people I know (in all sorts of fields) were not the 'most likely to succeed' or 'most gifted' of their peers - but one thing they all share in common is 'consistency'. As my coach Rigan Machado used to say - a little each day is the key to success. I have seen numerous gifted althete's come and go, but it's the ones who stick at it - with steady conviction, that ultimately get the best results. One such student, Neil Fitzsimmons of Geelong, did just that; and received his BJJ Black Belt last evening. Congratulations Neil - I flicked open my dictionary last night to look up the word CONSISTENT - and there was a picture of you! Well done! JBW