I like sharing my techniques and knowledge with other grapplers in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I’m happy to teach them how I do what I do. If they are beginners and not aware of defenses against what I do, I’m happy to teach them how to defend themselves against my techniques.
This might sound counterintuitive to you. Why should I reveal my secrets to others? Isn’t it better if I keep them to myself and make sure that others don’t know what I’m doing?
I see this as a win-win situation.
If I teach others how I do what I do and how to defend against what I do, they will eventually learn to defend themselves from my techniques. So, they will learn something new.
If they get better, then I will have to improve my existing techniques and to learn something new. So, this situation will give me a new challenge as well. I think this is a winning situation for me as well.
If I help others get better, then that will help me get better in one way or another.
I’m talking about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu here, but the same way of thinking applies to other areas of life as well. What I aim to do through this series of writings follows the same principle.
If you help others get better, that will create a better environment for you and them to improve each other.
I believe your life will be more enjoyable if you share your knowledge and experiences with others.