The martial arts journey is said to be one of extreme discipline, respect, work ethic, and competitive drive.
Discipline, Respect, Work Ethic, Competitive Drive
This is a code of behavior, the DNA, that a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner trains themselves to follow for maximum success. For the techniques to become second nature and for you to become great, these components are key. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is also one of the longest journeys of any art to achieve the rank of black belt. Achieving the black belt rank can typically take 9 – 13 years, and it is not eligible for consideration until the age of 19. A simple look around would reveal many other arts with 10-year-old black belts. This was always very confusing. At age 10, those children mastered the entire curriculum?
Discipline, respect, work ethic, and competitive drive.
These are the same components needed in school and eventually the workforce.
The discipline to study even when you don’t have homework, or finishing work projects on time every time.
The respect for others to work well within a team environment, or leadership group.
The work ethic to try hard daily even when you don’t want to. Work ethic is dependability, productivity, sense of responsibility, an emphasis on quality, and determination. This is a quality that all great students and all employers want in a great employee.
The competitive drive to push yourself harder in order to improve your own skills and prove that your efforts have paid off.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, with the vast amount of tectonically details and constant improvement of positional dominance, promotes the drive to constantly overcome. Graduating 3rd in your class is amazing. Competitive drive is that little thing that tells you, “I’m going to be number 1 next time!”
One day our children will have to fill out a resume and give it to an employer to COMPETE against other confidantes for the same job. Competitive drive is what makes you show up 30 minutes early and stay 30 minutes later to gain the upper hand on your competition.
I would like to make one last comment about why all children should try a great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy. Recently, one of the students at WMB MARTIAL ARTS, Manuel Losada, applied for a scholarship to college to advanced his studies in Robotics. He has been doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since a child and had become one of the best competitors that Florida has ever seen. The article linked above includes what he has said about how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and myself have helped his daily life and especially his academic and professional success.
Javill Byron is an accomplished martial artists, entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist based in Miami. As the owner of Top Shot Miami and WMB Martial Arts, Javill strives to serve as a valuable resource for individuals who want to improve their physical abilities and learn to protect themselves. Javill is especially passionate about helping children with disabilities and children who are bullied.
As a philanthropy-minded person, Javill Byron devotes much of his time to his nonprofit, WMB Foundation, Inc., which provides services to families and children diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, or Autism and aims to promote academic success and generally enrich their lives.