BJJ and Courage: The “Big Secret”

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” -Nelson Mandela (according to

Guys, I’m going to share a big- huge, massive secret with you all that I have learned from my years training, competing, teaching, all that jazz.

At some point or another we’re all scared, anxious, unsure of ourselves. We have moments of weakness, and doubt our abilities and decisions: from white belt all the way up to black belt.

It’s how we deal with those dark moments that will define us and our progress- in jiu jitsu and really in life. Fear and anxiety are natural emotions- it’s taking a risk, not letting those moments of uncertainty restrict you from venturing outside of your comfort zone and taking chances in life. Sure it can be potentially unpleasant, but it sure as hell beats running around in the same circles over and over again because you’re too afraid to take a new path.

Just wanted to share with you all- go out, try new things, and have a great day everyone!



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3 responses to “BJJ and Courage: The “Big Secret”

  1. New Girl

    That was exactly what I needed to hear today, thank you!

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