BJJ Brown Belt Demolished a Mat Bully (Feels Upset About It)
Have you ever heard of the term “Gym Enforcer” at your Brazilian Jiu-jitsu academy?
It’s a pretty simple idea. Just like the old hockey enforcers who were sent out to check certain players on the ice. A gym enforcer is there to check certain behaviors on the mat.
In this video our friend Dee was put in the position as gym enforcer by his coach.
There was a mat bully in the BJJ gym he trains at who was roughing people up unnecessary and not being safe. The coaches had talked to the guy. But he still continued.
So Dee, who is a BJJ Brown Belt, was told to put it on the guy and he did.
The bad part for Dee is that the guy hasn’t made it back to training since. And he feels like maybe he ruined someone’s Brazilian Jiu-jitsu experience.
In this video I share that the idea of a gym enforcer in your Brazilian Jiujitsu gym is fairly common.
You don’t rough people up unnecessarily but you need people to be aware of reality.
If you were on a basketball team and you had a new player who wasn’t very good, but better than some, begin talking trash to the players. You might have one of the better players school him on the court to check the situation before it becomes negative to the whole team.
I also share how being a gym enforcer is helping maintain the safe boundaries inside of your gym and share a term I read in a book called Iron John.
The term is Walled Garden, and simply means establishing a secure place for us to cultivate ourselves.
This cultivation cannot happen if people are creating negativity inside the ranks of the gym.
Enjoy the video!
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