Just a little over 2 years ago (exactly 2 years ago, as I recorded this episode of my Thriveology Podcast), I started studying jiu jitsu. At that point, I had no idea where it would go. I have a life-long interest in martial arts, but had not practiced since being a teenager (tae kwon do at that time).
I knew I wanted to try something out, to take on a challenge. And it was winter… so maybe a way to get some exercise inside would make sense. As soon as my kids (both adults) left after Christmas… and when I knew the new insurance policy was in place… I started.
It has been quite a journey! I am just a few classes away from getting the first stripe on my blue belt. My blue belt is now several months old… making me an advanced white belt! Still, I am far from where I was when I started.
At several prior junctures, I have reflected on my learning process in jiu jitsu — and how it applies to life — so I thought it was time for another.
And if you missed the earlier episodes, they are linked in the Related Resources below.
Lessons Learned From Jiu Jitsu
More Lessons Learned from Jiu Jitsu
Even More Lessons Learned from Jiu Jitsu
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