It’s been somewhat of a weird year that’s garnered a healthy respect for both enjoying training and efficacy of method.
The problem is a methodical approach to training can be tedious and boring, especially for the non-professional lifestyle practitioner.
Still, I think any serious practitioner who wants to progress their Jiu-Jitsu needs to develop a methodological intelligence over time.
How do we do this while still remaining as fresh and enthusiastic about Jiu-Jitsu as 5th Grader on the brink of summer break?
Well, I think it’s good to have SOME direction, but to bring fun back into the fold, we do whatever the hell we want and notice the results. =)
Used to think having fun meant giving up some smarts, but was probably thinking shallow, escapist type fun versus a naturally creative, present orientation. These are two totally different things, even though they’re often packaged together:
Deep play exists for the sake of itself being innocent and therefore free. A free mind is a learning machine that can turn mess into method and method into miracle, while being bound by no-thing.