Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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One day at a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym, a newer white belt was feeling overwhelmed with the many techniques involved with the martial art and was wondering if there is an infinite amount of techniques in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He thought about the fact that it takes, on average, roughly ten years for a person to achieve a black belt and knowing this, he started to believe that there is not an infinite amount of techniques and the list of moves is just finite. He still wasn’t sure so he decided to ask his black belt instructor. After class that evening, he walked over to his instructor as he was mopping the mats and proceeded to ask the big question, “Coach, is there an infinite amount of techniques involved in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?” His instructor …show more content…

You see, not all black belts have the same cardinality and with each degree of the black belt, comes a new set of skills in their infinite Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey. Each black belt has different body types, flexibility, age, injuries that they have adapted to, as well as experiences, and the list goes on. The advanced skills that it took to become an adult black belt 20 years ago is being taught to children today as the art has evolved through the years and will continue to evolve due to the adaptation to the evolution. Each black belt has an infinite skill potential too, and this is dependent on an individual level. It all depends on how many days they train a week, the different training partners they have and the experiences they bring, and even experimentation of the art. This means that each black belt’s infinite skill potential is different and has a different cardinality compared to the rest. There is no way to create an infinite one-to-one correspondence between any of them. The only one-to-one pairing that can possibly be made will have to be a finite one that is paired all the way up to achieving the coveted black belt. After that, they create their own path in the infinite martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and then pass it along to the next student with an infinite skill

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