BJJ progress isn’t incremental, it’s, as I mentioned in previous post, it’s a matter of when the light goes on. In my case, I’ve felt like my progress has stagnated for a variety of reasons (and sometimes this is reflected in the frequency of my posts), but I’ve learned it isn’t always the case.
It’s not that I’m stagnating, it's more a case of other people’s "light bulbs" lighting up at an astonishing rate.
Tuesday night, I sparred with a new ECU Blue Belt. In the past, I dominated him. We hadn’t rolled in a while, but I still expected more of the same. My eyes were opened! I had to admit that the student I’m talking about had made huge strides. In fact, he did a couple of things that I’m considering adding to my own game.
Sometimes, it’s just a matter of who improves when.
JoJo always give us the tools to improve, if we keep training hard and smart, somebody’s next light bulb is just around the corner.