Blog #4 – Black Belts & The Magic Pill
It takes at least 10 years to achieve the rank of Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The dedication and loyalty is something that is hard to talk about because it is something I never ask for. It amazes me when after years of training, a student in BJJ still looks for that magic pill. I can understand when a new student is looking for it, but it always surprises me when a seasoned student does.
I have had students jump ship after years of training with me because they think I am not spending enough time with them or focusing on their goals. They think that if I hold their hands and work with them every day they will be able to reach this goal faster. They are looking for that magic pill. I have learned from years of Coaching that this type of student will never reach their goals.
I have created many World Champions and National Champions in Thai Boxing, MMA, BJJ, and Submission Grappling using the exact program I have now. Some of the best grapplers and Thai Boxers in the country train at Evolve and each of those athletes know that they already have the magic pill, because it is inside them.
If you ever hear me call someone a “Soldier” that is what I am talking about, someone who follows the order without question! A “Soldier” already knows that when I am yelling and screaming at them it means I think they can be something bigger than even they think they can become. They also know if I am giving them enough attention to yell and scream at them it is because I care about them!