Hard Work, Consistency & Patience
Hard Work: Time is a precious commodity. Make the most out of it. When your on the mats for an hour, fill that hour with Jiu Jitsu. Be in the moment. Let everything that isn’t Jiu Jitsu go for that hour. Total Immersion. After class, normal life can resume. Drill technique as much as you can. Roll when you are tired. Take Breaks when needed, but we should always roll when we are exhausted. That is when we learn about energy efficiency.
Consistency: Train often. Make it a habit. Balance work, family and other adult responsibilities, but honestly examine how you spend your free time. Cut out the waste and fill it with Jiu Jitsu. Proficiency comes from mat time.
Patience: No great thing is created suddenly. Jiu Jitsu is an incredibly complex martial art. It is necessary to be realistic and patient with our abilities. Its a growth process that doesn’t end. Do not expect instant gratification. It takes time. Enjoy the process NOT the end goal. There should be no end goal.
These things will ensure PROFICIENCY in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. But MASTERY is more involved. Not only does Mastery encompass all of these but also an unwavering commitment to ongoing technical development. We think of Jiu Jitsu outside of class and in our sleep. We have chosen BJJ as our path, our Way. Jiu Jitsu is a priority in our lives. Almost an obsession. We live the Jiu Jitsu life style.