Friday, April 4, 2014
Stuart Cooper: Jiu-Jitsu - A Way of Life
When I didn't value other things, I valued Jiu-Jitsu enough to know and acknowledge that other things were negatively impacting and conflicting with what I believed to be my passion which was being on the mat and by extension becoming a better person.
You can't just try to be great at Jiu-Jitsu and be a *&^%*^ person off the mats. It's not congruent.
Jiu-Jitsu was a big part of that and if I hadn't had the truth I've found there and on the mat, I don't know that I would be in the place I am right now.
I don't know what my life would be like if I wasn't putting on a gi every time I got the chance. For that, I will always be thankful.