3.17.2009

WEDNESDAY

This past Monday I started writing a post about stopping time to prolong the weekend and then transitioned into a rant about how our perspective/motivation in jiu-jitsu should expand and contract according to where we are in our journey. Sometimes it can be singularly focused on competition and the phsyical/mental preparation that is required. Other times it may be about giving and sharing to promote others and their ability to become a better training partner. Long story short, I didn't finish that one.

I did however begin working on the article of 'women in BJJ' and I can promise you it's not going to be ready in the immediate future. I do have a business trip coming up and will use what down time I have to flesh things out a bit more. Please be patient with me.

Besides the recap to the last couple of days, 'How is everyone doing?' Give me some feedback on how things are in your area or what you would like to see covered on BJJ-ASIA.


-Luke

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Charles Gracie 6th dan soon coming to Japan for seminars . Maybe around mid April. One of his Black belts is flying out to Japan to finalize arrangements. I will be taking private lessons with one of his black belts in the second week of April . I will keep you posted when every thing pull through.

Anonymous said...

You said, in part:

"...and then transitioned into a rant about how our perspective/motivation in jiu-jitsu should expand and contract according to where we are in our journey. Sometimes it can be singularly focused on competition and the phsyical/mental preparation that is required. Other times it may be about giving and sharing to promote others and their ability to become a better training partner."


I think you hit the nail on the head in a single paragraph.

Sometimes its about the intense focus required for competition, sometimes its about the larger context of the ... what is it that we do? ... a sport, activity, grueling challenge, way of life? ... all I know is that jiu jitsu rocks so much more than the other stuff that calls for similar dedication, like triathlons and marathons ... it surely blows away golf and tennis as a "life style."

patrick said...

I was planning on writing an article on motivation in training jiu-jitsu as influenced from how the instructor/coach manages the class. Watching from the sidelines has given me an interesting perspective as I've seen three very different methods of approaching how a class is run.

And then I went "meh" on the whole thing.

Looking forward to that "women in bjj" article though! No suggestions from me except keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

"Give me some feedback on how things are in your area or what you would like to see covered on BJJ-ASIA."

How does getting older affect your game and the way you train ? My age - though only mid-40's - and the limits this imposes on my body, has a really huge impact on my BJJ, both physically and mentally, which I think younger BJJ-ers can't really relate to.