Showing posts from November, 2016

Chasing The Belt

In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, like most other martial arts, the white belt signifies the beginning, a starting point, a blank slate in which to build very basic skills, hopefully that follow you throughout the remainder of your journey.  Being a white belt should be done with enthusiasm.  Enthusiastically embracing the opportunities upon which to build a great foundation, all the while training with great people.  However for some their view of the white belt can be quite the opposite Some look at the white belt as a means to an end.  You know the type, when’s the next test or when can I become a blue belt or if only I were a blue belt like him…etc.   It’s this view which can cheat you out of the opportunities previously mentioned.  But don’t misunderstand me.  Just because you have these occasional thoughts, whether private or out loud, doesn’t make you bad in either your game or journey.  However it can cheapen the experience, if this is the sole focus and motivation.  The ends to a