In my training days, every so often, people would come into the gym with an ego and talk mad smack about what they were going to do to everyone in the gym. They would challenge the master.
Some of them were legitimately tough people. There were national champion wrestlers. There were world class boxers. There were even a few cocky BJJ players. Some of them were very well known for what they did. Their fans thought they walked on water.
Most of them left really humbled. I trained at many gyms around the Midwest over the course of 20 years or so. The story plays out over and over everywhere you go.
The moral of the story is be humble and follow the golden rule. There are many times when the master doesn’t look all that badass anymore.
Never mess with a master or the master may just mess with you.
Be nice to everyone and become a true master of yourself first. You’ll never be a true master without mastering yourself first.
Your old master may not even know what the master before you forgot and you can never tell a master just by appearances alone.
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