Jon Thomas: “Jiu-Jitsu Is An Individual Sport, But…”

Jon Thomas: “Jiu-Jitsu Is An Individual Sport, But…”

Everyone who trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu knows that it is a sport where you have the final say on whether you succeed in it or not. It’s on you whether you’ll learn the techniques and at which intensity you’ll train at, for the most part.
However, even though BJJ is an individual sport, you can’t do it alone. You need people around to make things work out.

Jonathan Thomas explained this well in a recent social media post, after promoting a student to the black belt rank:

Daniel and I have been training together for over 10 years and a lot of the techniques and ideas I have developed and shared have come from training and exchanging ideas with him.

Jiu-Jitsu is an individual sport, but you can never achieve a high level without having amazing training partners that push you to be your best and help you in your journey to evolve.
Beyond the training, pursuing a career in Jiu-Jitsu is very hard and having support on and off the mat means everything.

Jonathan went on to share his thoughts on the one ability he looks for in his students:

So proud of all of my students who got promoted last night. The thing I look for most in my students is the ability to self evolve.
Learning from others is essential to become good, but to achieve true mastery you must learn to think and develop your own personal understanding of the art and every person I promoted represents that.


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