To give a bit of background, before leaving on his trip, Scott had to sign a waiver with the CIA in order to get his visa approved. This waiver essentially laid out one simple, but important, release of liability; if he were to go missing in Pakistan, they weren’t coming to get him, he would be on his own. He signed it without giving it too much thought, and was on his way.
Jiu-jitsu can be defined in many different ways. It has been regarded as a sport, a form of self-defense and, of course, a martial art. However, it should also be viewed as an art of self-expression. Like fine art, your jiu-jitsu is a reflection of your mind and your body. The way you think and the way your body works is what defines the type of techniques you use and develop. Jiu-jitsu becomes unique for every individual that uses it, and this is what makes the game we play so beautiful. For upcoming jiu-jitsu phenom, Keenan Cornelius, this couldn’t be any more true.
When I began to study grappling, I had an obsession with the quantity of training I would do. My goal was always to do more training sessions and to train harder and longer in each session. If I didn’t train twice a day, I would feel guilty that I had wasted valuable mat time. Like many Westerners, I suffer from the “more is better” mentality. We are all taught through various overt and subliminal sources that we constantly need to be doing more, achieving more and amassing more.
Jiu-Jitsu enters people’s lives in many different ways and for many different reasons. Some people start jiu-jitsu because they need to lose weight; others are born into it – like the Gracies. Some transfer over to jiu-jitsu from other activities or hobbies like muay thai, surfing, yoga, capoeira or soccer. For Manny Diaz, a competitor from the Caio Terra Association, it was golf – a sport we would almost never correlate with BJJ.
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