Tuesday, June 7, 2011

highest learning curve

bjj has a pretty high learning curve in my opinion. It is similar to wrestling/judo/boxing/muay thai in that way. And because of this, many people quit when it gets tough or they plateau.

Personally, I was the very worst one of the bunch when I began bjj in 2004 at college. Although compared to the world class competitors of today, I feel insignificant, I also feel that I made huge improvements and learned quite a lot about my own capabilities.

I've heard the saying "A black belt is simply a white belt that never quit", and definitely feel that there is some truth to that.

Above all attributes (athleticism, speed, strength, etc.), I would value the determination to train consistently above it all. Just my 2 cents.

Now here is an amazing no gi match between Wilson Reis and Justin Rader

17 comments:

fpotd said...

Good stuff.

Zander said...

love the blog!

Expected Destiny said...

very interesting about the black belt comment, i hadnt thought of it like that before

Follower #99872301 said...

Good video! TheGuy

The R00STER said...

I think it is like that with a lot of things

brucewaldemar said...

sick blog. i wrestled for several a couple years in high school but i never reach the provincial level. i've dropped in for a 10th planet bjj class and liked it, but seems really tech.

Da2Shae said...

This is really an epic match!
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AndrewJackson said...

These men look very very strong. I'd hate to get in a fight with them.

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LightStand said...

Well keep on trying and i'm sure you'll be top end in what feels like no time!

JamieGraham09 said...

Good match, looks fun!

minecraft129 said...

Hmm. thats a really odd style the guy in the red has. Keep me posted :)

zemzero said...

very cool blog, never of BJJ before this.

Ryan said...

SIQ POST BRO!!!

Germs said...

Nice blog man, followed, follow back :D

Jandro said...

Never wrestled myself but im sure it takes some serious dedication.

Alice said...

I've personally never understood the whole belt system, different places have different requirements for advancing, so a black belt in one place might not be able to do as much as a black belt in another.

sicklogick said...

between working two jobs and injuries, it's been hard to train consistently and i'm now suffering what my friend refers to as the "blue belt blues", where you feel like even though you've advanced to the next level, you feel as though you don't deserve it. i refuse to quit but it can be discouraging to see your training partners learning so much so quickly, you've hit a plateau.