Many of us dream about being the best. But in reality almost all of us are content with just being good enough. In Jiu-Jitsu, you can aspire to be a world champion or you can settle for just being pretty darn good. Both are fine..in the end the reality is that the chances that a person will reach the highest levels of the sport Jiu-Jitsu circuit are slim but not unobtainable. Being good enough isn’t really so bad, think about it..Being good enough..what does that mean?
Being good enough means that you are good enough to:
1. Defend yourself
2. Give others in your academy a pretty good match regardless of what level they are at.
3. That you have skills just not world class level skills.
4. Enjoy the benefits of training and allow Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to become a lifestyle.
It doesn’t really matter in the end. You are good or you could be great, either way you’re going to do well in Jiu-Jitsu. The trick is, well, not to suck at Jiu-Jitsu and that comes for consistency in training, discipline in performing the techniques of BJJ using leverage over power and understanding your physical limits. Understanding your physical limits simply means knowing that certain techniques or positions don’t or can’t work within your body type or even your game. Use what works for you. Check out this article by Sheri Hockman about using the KISS principle in Jiu-Jitsu.
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