“I believe martial arts is one of the greatest gifts and treasures of life to create positive change in people’s lives.” Ernie Reyes, Sr.
Creating positive change in another person’s life is a gift to be treasured. My father always taught us to lead by example. You can get on your soap box and preach ’til your blue in the face, if you want. But you would be wasting your time. If you want to truly leave a lasting impression on someone, show them. As martial artists everytime we get on the mat, we are creating positive change. Not only in the people around us, but in ourselves as well. So, the next time you are saddled with a newbie, don’t waste time spouting the mythical powers of BJJ. Instead, show them the real power of BJJ. Actions do speak louder than words.