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Old 06-24-2009, 06:20 AM   #25
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Re: The Challenge of Not Competing

What about competition as a way of being accepted socially? In Kevin's example,

Kevin Leavitt wrote: View Post
I have found many a student walk in the door of our BJJ school and be VERY aggressive trying to use both physical and emotional strength, power, and determination and avoid the listening to the situation, feeling it, and tempering it appropriately.
The new aggressive student wanting to be a part of the group sees the outer form of BJJ tries to match or exceed that through competing hoping for acceptance as part of the group.

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