Thursday, November 7, 2013


Jiu Jitsu imitates life and I'll prove it now.  Just as in real life (non-combat-based), the risk takers who entertain us with dazzling submissions, while fun and damned cool to watch, don't always win the gold medals.  And, the smart, slow-and-steady and ultra-disciplined competitors, who, above all maintain excellent consistency ... they win a lot.  And, as in BJJ, those who live fast, often die hard.  But, they do it cool.  And, those who grind it out on a daily basis, playing it safe while being consistent (i.e., showing up for work), usually survive and often succeed (by the status quo's standards, I should say).

I don't know if that means anything, but I think it might.  I'm just a guy who trains a lot of Jiu Jitsu who created a website about Jiu Jitsu.  What do I know?  Maybe there's a balance to be struck between playing it and safe riding out a victory without risking too much and going balls to the walls and risking it all.  It's a matter of choice I suppose.

Now watch Lovato Jr. grind out a well deserved victory, JT Torres work for the pass and back take for the win and Clark Gracie sacrifice everything for the sub.  Be the grappler and person you wanna be.

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