I like sharing my techniques and knowledge with other grapplers in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Iâ€™m happy to teach them how I do what I do. If they are beginners and not aware of defenses against what I do, Iâ€™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? Isnâ€™t it better if I keep them to myself and make sure that others donâ€™t know what Iâ€™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.
Iâ€™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.