Transitioning from Wrestling to Bjj

I made the transition from Wrestling to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because I realized that the environment that has shaped a life time of competition has bread me to continue in the spirit of my childhood. I am a former division 1 wrestler who has made choices that can’t be changed. The seriousness of devoting yourself to what defines you is the most commitment you can have to yourself. This is an unparalleled level of focus that comes from commitment to your dreams of competing on the big stage. At the end of the day your adrenaline is your drive and divulging from the childhood innocence into the underground of BJJ is a transition that must be made if your inner manhood is to survive. Lets face it, if you’re a wrestler that was even the slightest successful, then you have the ground work to try BJJ. And the truth of it is, you’re up against this decision because you haven’t actually had the opportunity to compete in a long time, but you are craving the opportunity. The regret you face of not being a better wrestler is in the past and you must face new obstacles in front of you, the present is a moving target, that’s why its the “current”. You have to have faith in making these next steps, for the path of righteous man is beset on all sides by tyranny, and as you already know there are many slippery slopes to this path. The truth of it is, that you already have the ability to distinguish the light from the dark. The path is actually unfolding in front of you as all the principles of training and technique remain the same. Competing in wrestling is the advantage of a lifetime against those who only found interest in the sport after adult life.

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