Compass Points for Success in Jiu Jitsu Training
Your jiu-jitsu journey can be a daunting experience. While you start out with all the enthusiasm and excitement of a ten year old Swiss boy before his first day of prep school, there remain a host of seemingly overwhelming “problems.” How will I learn all of these techniques? Will I be accepted into this new community of cauliflower ears and hardened grapplers? What is the best route to martial excellence?
Of course, the questions vary by character, but there is a constant feeling of confusion felt by most BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) neophytes. With that in mind, I offer these four Cs as navigational aids, like points on a compass. They are as follows: Consistency, Comparison, Convalescence, and Compassion.