The Journey to Blue Belt in BJJ | JTBB # 1
“I am a shark, the ground is my ocean, and most people don’t know how to swim.”
Jean Jacques Machado
Like many martial artists before me, Brandon and I came to jiu-jitsu by way of the ‘Shark Tank.’ Growing up in the martial arts that were available to us, we learned how to protect ourselves standing up. For years, in our minds, that’s all that existed in our world, and in our training. Obviously, when the Gracies came around and the UFC started, we got our glimpse ‘behind the mountain.’ When we finally got to roll with someone with jiujitsu experience, we found ourselves struggling to stay afloat.
Life takes people in different paths. Brandon came by way of Karate. I came by way of Taijiquan. Where the road would lead (for us) would be at ‘Jiu-Jitsu Junction.’ This double-lane road is paved with excitement and we proud and eager to explore this journey with you.
In This New Series…
Together, we will explore the lessons, the pitfalls, the mindset (and more) of the student on the quest to blue belt. And like every journey, the writings herein are not solely for the beginner.
Those of you experienced in Jiu-Jitsu…
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