One World Jiu Jitsu

 

One World Jiu Jitsu. Newark, CA

Good place. good people.  It’s always weird when I roll up to a new gym.  I think I always feel a little stand offish. Probably because I know not all gym environments are a good place.  As far as One World Jiu Jitsu in Newark, CA. It is a great gym to be apart of.

Why do I feel stand off-like when I train in new gyms?  Jiu Jitsu is a combat sport.  I think you naturally size people up by looking at your training partners. How tall are they? Muscle mass? Belt Rank? How seasoned is their belt? Cauliflower ear? Hands? You can tell a lot about someone by looking at their hands.

After awhile it turns into your gym.  Which is a really good feeling.  It becomes your second home.  You don’t feel like a stranger to it anymore. For someone that traveled around a lot, that feeling of home is something you always want to come back to. Something you are always searching for. 

2 more days till Peru.

Open mat Sunday Nights. Newark, Ca

 

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Author: Mark Magpusao

I grew up in Hayward, Ca. I am avid traveler, artist, writer/blogger, reader, grappler and aspiring polyglot.

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