This is an adaptation of an old saying “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”. In modern day thought, this means that it is better to have a sure thing than to risk the sure thing for more.
A choke in the hand is worth 2 in a Book
A choke that you know well and can perform at a higher level compared to your other techniques is worth two (well way more than two) in a book. In this day of BJJ and the internet, one of the biggest mistakes is for students to perpetually switch from learning different techniques and never mastering any of them. This style of learning is a mistake, and a common one.
Now for the original meaning of the phrase. This phrase comes from medieval falconry. The bird in your hand is your trained falcon, this falcon hunts other birds for you. The skills and tools you posses are worth way more than the rewards of a days work. Your skills, on the mat, at work, with people… falconry 🙂 are important to your successes. Spend time collecting powerful skills, not an overflow of knowledge you can’t use.
What are your thoughts? Modern meaning or original? BJJ related or off the mat?
What should you do when your opponent pulls guard?
Steve Harvey does not like that answer
Double guard pull!!
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Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale
Walking to BJJ class is a great idea until….
You gotta limp home after a nasty leg lock.
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” Bruce Lee
I don’t always leave your friends behind
But when I do, it’s cause your friends don’t roll and if they don’t roll
well they’re no friends of mine.
It’s good to have friends that do Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
When you first start Jiu-Jitsu, everything is new and foreign to you.
After countless hours of training, it becomes part of who you are.
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