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A concerned citizen asked me why I was writing about Brazilian Jiujitsu. He stated that I don’t have the rank, the experience, or even the most basic knowledge to speak on such things.
The thing is that I have never come on this site or any of my social media platform speaking as an expert in Brazilian Jiujitsu. I just happen to be a blogger who writes about everything he does. I’m just a dude who has recently restarted his BJJ journey. As such, much like I did with my fitness experience, I am documenting the process. I am sharing with readers the ups and downs of this process, the realizations that I have been having, and my overall experience as a “senior aged practitioner” (according to competition brackets) who is starting all the way at the bottom.
If you want to learn rubber guard or berimbolo or anything really, then obviously I’m not the guy to learn from. I don’t have much to offer in that capacity, YET. However, if you are looking to get a white belt’s perspective on this journey, maybe you could benefit from reading my work. If you are a person who is thinking of starting BJJ, maybe you are overweight, maybe you are lacking confidence, maybe you are not flexible, maybe you are limited due to injuries, maybe you have no idea what it’s “really” like to train? Well, you might learn something here. Maybe you are already training but struggling with grips or concepts and you need someone to point you in the right direction? Well, once again, I may be of assistance.
I’m not a black belt, hell I’m not even a blue belt, but that doesn’t mean that my experiences are null and void. Don’t let people discourage you from doing what you love. Don’t let anyone turn you away from sharing your experiences. Know this, no matter how little, if your contributions can help one person step on the mats for the first time, you’ve done well.