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Facing My Coaching Insecurities: This Looks Like a Job for Me

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Sport Psychology

This past weekend I held a BJJ seminar for women at Balance Studios in Philadelphia. About twenty grapplechicks attended, and all belt levels were represented. I haven’t requested formal feedback yet, but the informal word is that overall people enjoyed themselves, learned at least one or two useful and immediately implementable things, and appreciated the chance to roll and chat with women they hadn’t met before. (Plus, there were cupcakes.)

 

So, I’m happy with the outcome and grateful for the opportunity. As with competing, now that it’s over, I’m really glad I did it and feeling buoyed by the experience, though it certainly helps that things seemed to go well. I also really enjoyed it while it was happening. But also as with competing, the feeling I have on the other side of it is in marked contrast to the feeling I always have when I’m in the phase of anticipation.

 

When I have taught in the past, the insecure part of me always goes to the dark place beforehand:


 

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