Going into the cage alone to face another man requires hours of endless training where all things must be pushed from the mind. There is intensity and strength in thestolen momentasthe fighter takes a break between training rounds.
Two important skills that all jiu jitsu practitioners and grapplers must learn to master are the ability to maintain composure in awkward situations and the strength to get out of them.
"I recently got asked why I didn't have many pictures where the hands were raised. To me, that is only the end result & there are always TONS of people getting that shot. I am fascinated by that which goes in to the path that gets you to that moment - whether its what a tiny gi hold that makes a difference, what Jens Pulver calls "the lonely hours", or being able to hold your body weight on your shoulder long enough to free yourself. There are so many themes that can be found in jiu jitsu and grappling pictures - concentration, strength, power, beauty, gore, sadness and elation. Everyone sees something different."
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