This September I will be testing for my black belt. Man, it seems like I just started jiu-jitsu and now I’ll be testing for black. The path continues despite the mile stone, despite the completion of the goal. I guess the ultimate goal will never be met and that is to be as technical as possible and to understand the underpinnings of the art, to comprehend the underlying principles of jiu-jitsu and in understanding those things, ultimately understanding everything.
I know that’s pretty much impossible (to understand everything, but it’s something to work towards). I guess understanding the self through the practice of jiu-jitsu is a good place to start.