Sunday, July 29, 2012

Natural talent


I have never experienced natural talent before these couple of weeks. We
all put the time in, and for the most part, mat time is king. However,
every couple of years, some freak of nature walks in. He doesn't understand
or respect established norms and just blazes past everyone else, just
because he can. It remains to be seen if talent is combined with a healthy
dose of serious work, for otherwise talent is meaningless. I truly hope
that these natural athletes pave the way to better Jiujutsu and better
sports in general: it is their job, their destiny or whatever else you want
to call it.