‘Kensho’ can be described as ‘growth by pain’. Realizing your character under challenging moments can help you develop as a person and become a better martial artist both on and off the mats. Losses are my favourite and I’ve seen many of them in my life.
Each loss in jiu jitsu has sparked a new attitude towards myself and outlook on life for the better. You can train your techniques the best way you can to avoid painful situations, but you can also train your mind to see ‘Kensho’ if pain finds its way to you.
As a martial artist, you may understand that progressing towards improvement may require going through the ‘grind’. This insightful article will help you understand why it’s worth going through it and how it may look different for each individual martial artist.
The ‘grind’ can often be associated with long miserable hours in the bjj gym or dojo but utilizing the S.H.A.R.K martial arts mentality to define your own ‘grind’ can help create a clear roadmap for your martial arts journey. This can be applied to any style of martial art including jiu jitsu, muay thai, wrestling, judo and more.