The other day my husband brought home the book Jiu-Jitsu University by Saulo Ribeiro. I think one of the main reasons he bought it was to keep me distracted while I’ve still been getting over my sickness. On one hand, it was nice to have it to read while I’ve been away from the dojo, but on the other hand, it made me even more anxious to get back to training! Luckily, I’m just about well enough to return.
Joe told me he was overwhelmed by much of the book, and that he’ll probably be stuck in the white belt chapters for awhile. I thought I might be overwhelmed as well, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out I wasn’t. It made me realize that I do possess a considerable amount of knowledge, contrary to my previous self-assessment.
Now I’m super excited about Jiu-Jitsu again, because I can see that my hard work is paying off, and I really have been learning these past few years. As I was reading through the book, I started evaluating my strategies in a new way, and I think I gained a greater understanding of what it is I need to do to continue improving. My confidence has gone up, and I have a more clear vision of where I want to go. I can’t wait to get back on the mat and put in work!