Monday, 5 December 2011

It's not who's best it's who's left


"out of 10 white belts who start BJJ  it is said that 1 will make it to blue belt

From 10 blue belts maybe 1-2 will get to purple...and so on

The factors that allow for someone to eventually reach blackbelt are not necessarily physical assets or talent.

If we can say that it is primarily mental/psychological factors that allow/result in 1 white belt eventually  reaching black belt

It could be just that the black belt  just has far more passion for BJJ than the others who didn't continue.

We might also conclude that the black belt has a far greater degree of resilience (rebounding from slumps, injuries and training interruptions); perseverance; lack of ego etc."

What keeps you training?
What do you enjoy most?
Would not getting promoted lead you to quit?
What might cause you to quit eventually?


1 comment:

slideyfoot said...

What keeps you training?: Fun, fitness, the BJJ community and the never-ending depth of technique.

What do you enjoy most?: The intricacy, which is a rare combination of a physical and mental challenge.

Would not getting promoted lead you to quit?: No, I don't care.

What might cause you to quit eventually?: If I had a really bad injury/illness etc, though I like to think that if I recovered from it, I'd be able to come back to training.