Friday, February 17, 2012

Balance in Life And BJJ


I am going to be reprinting some old classic entries from my previous blog called The Angry Grappler. It will chronicle the evolution in my understanding of martial arts.
28 February 2010 @ 11:44 pm

In Jiu Jitsu, in a fight, and in life the most important thing is balance. Even in sports, more than power or explosiveness your ability to move while maintaining your base and not getting hurt and putting proper pressure on your opponent or the other team is the key to victory.

Balance breathing, balanced focus and mind, balanced body, these are all important things and they never made as much sense as they did to me today.

My ability to stay on top of my opponent while pinning him down is the key to my victory. From bottom my ability to keep my opponent off balance is the key to my victory. Whatever he wants, he can't have. Whatever he doesn't want me to have, I must take.

I have been so fortunate lately to train with some of the best guys and I got to train with Henry Akins and he influenced so much about my Jiu Jitsu in just one meeting.
About the Author:

Sam Y. is a Master Personal Trainer, Certified Nutritionist, Coach, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Enhancement Specialist, Yoga and Pilates instructor, and holds multiple certifications. He is also an avid Martial Artist, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing, and MMA. He is also the author of the popular fitness blog All Out Effort as well as the popular martial arts blog Inner BJJ. You can find him in the Los Angeles area personal training his clients, or at home annoying his wife, or on Facebook at his personal fitness page.

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