Philosophy Beyond The Mats RSS

Being humbled is one of the most liberating feelings for an egotistical mind. The realization that you’re not the king/Queen at everything you do can be enough to dramatically change someone’s perspective and attitude towards life. But when does humility become humiliating? And is this feeling of self-doubt and shattered confidence healthy for the human mind/spirit? Is being humbled beyond belief a soul crusher that’s needed for personal growth? Or can this debilitating feeling be avoided altogether?
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In this collaboration article with Articulate BJJ, we dive deep into the parallels of philosophy and jiu-jitsu. Explore subjects such as critical thinking, exchanging ideas, ego, and much more. Learn about how these lessons can help you both on and off the mats. Are you a martial artist with a quest for knowledge? Read more and find out!

Renzo Gracie was once quoted as saying “There is more philosophy in jiu-jitsu mats than any Ivy League school in America.”

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The origin of jiu-jitsu is unknown to many modern day practitioners. From being a peaceful art to a savage sport, jiu-jitsu has evolved in many ways with new moves being added and old techniques being ineffective. The transition from traditional Gi to Nogi competition has opened the door for even more opportunity to be creative and improve upon the already deadly art. It has now been widely accepted as an intelligent self-defence and effective style thanks to the exposure from MMA. Today we are going to take a look at where it all started. The Samurai Code of Jiu Jitsu and what it means to be a modern day warrior. 
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