Martial arts is a great way to personally develop and improve yourself both physically and mentally. Some people choose to push themselves by testing their skills and abilities against those of another martial artist and by doing so, they can become a stronger person and reap great benefits, and here's how!
One of the most common questions you will hear in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is "How do I get better at BJJ?" In this blog, I do my best to answer that question with my opinion on what the best training methodology is for the greatest improvement in BJJ.
In part 2 of this blog, I explain that while belts are meaningless, they play a very important role if the life of the martial artist and in the Martial art itself.
Martial Arts belts are both extremely important and completely arbitrary at the same time. In Part 1 of this post, you can read why belts are meaningless and why my level of interested in being awarded my black belt has decreased lately. Then be sure to read part 2, to learn of the real significance of belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and other martial arts.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu teaches us more than merely self defense. Imagine, if you will, you are driving down the highway at 55 mph when suddenly, your tire blows out. Your car immediately begins to pull hard to the right into other lanes of traffic, and right away you feel your heart jump into your throat. How could BJJ possibly help with that?