How important is it for a BJJ instructor to set an example for his students on the mat? Should an instructor be careful about using profanity when teaching class?
Ryron Gracie recently made an interesting video where he discussed the importance of BJJ instructors to always act respectfully while on the mat so that the students see them as positive role models and behave like them.
Developing better manners and character goes hand in hand with martial arts training. You can’t achieve your goals without discipline. Manners and good character are a form of self defense. A person with good character and manners is less likely to have an altercation as than a person with bad manners and poor character.
It’s an every day battle, an everyday struggle, an everyday effort to try your best.
Its about self development, just like BJJ.
You want to be a better than you were yesterday, both on and off the mats.
Ryron is the grandson of BJJ founder Helio Gracie who had very high standards for his instructors:
Check out the video:
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