“Survive first, win later” was one of the very first pieces of advice I ever received in jiu-jitsu.
This lesson was driven home when I watched the early MMA and NHB events including Rickson Gracie vs Zulu and Royce Gracie vs Dan Severn.
To defeat bigger, stronger opponents like that takes time, and before Rickson and Royce could win they first had to not lose.
This advice resonated with me then and still helps me now, both on and off the mat.
Here’s a quick rant about this topic, both in video and in podcast form…
SURVIVE FIRST WIN LATER VIDEO RANT
SURVIVE FIRST WIN LATER AUDIO PODCAST RANT
You can listen to the audio right here, or subscribe to the podcast (see below) and then check out episode 237.
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST
If you didn’t already know about it, I produce a show called The Strenuous Life Podcast which can be found on all major podcasting platforms.
Here are the links to find the podcast on various players – today’s episode is number 237…
- Apple Podcasts (the purple app on your iPhone)
- Google Podcasts (the new google podcast app)
- Spotify (it’s free)
- Google Play
If you’re already subscribed then I just quickly like to remind you that a rating or a review of the podcast is the easiest thing you can do to help out. Thanks for that in advance!
Good luck with your training,