Community through combat

CrossFit A Game
September 19, 2022
Community through combat

  I was reminded at a recent event of the huge amount of camaraderie in combat sports.  Having recently returned from a hiatus of competitive Brazilian Jiujitsu to focus more on Judo I ran into a bunch of people that I have not seen in years, only to pick up where we left off.  Most friendly of all were my new friends that happened to be my opponents.  I had an opportunity to meet someone on the mat that was just discharged from the Israeli Defense Force.  As part of his discharge the IDF paid for a 3 month sabbatical and this tournament was his first stop!  There is a beauty to the amount of humility that comes from doing martial arts and its community.  I have found that it will vet out arrogance or temper it.  

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