Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Some Advice for Life

Last week was spent at the Gracie Academy in Torrance getting certified as a LEO grappling instructor. It was good training. Like all training run by civilians there was good and bad. There were disconnects- many times where their experience fighting the best martial athletes in the world didn't match my experience fighting PCP freaks in slippery cells.

At one point, Rener was demonstrating a technique and one of the students asked about controlling the opponent's free arm. Rener said, "That's irrelevant! It's a detail. He can't do anything with that arm but you can exhaust yourself chasing after irrelevant details. Ignore it."

That's some solid advice- for fighting, for martial arts and for life.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good advice. But to me the trick is knowing which details are irrelevant and those that aren't.