How to Be an Empty Cup: Letting Go of Ego and Other Lessons From Jiu-Jitsu

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The other day, after jiu-jitsu class, one of the instructors sat us down in a circle for a post-class discussion. It was a hot, humid day in Los Angeles, and there wasn’t a dry gi, the term for the standard jiu-jitsu uniform, in the room.

“I know you’re all eager to learn,” he says. “You want to get better, faster.”




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Krista Stryker

Krista Stryker

Performance coach, writer, and athlete. I write about how you can experience personal transformation through movement and exercise.

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