Passion whatever you do and My passion for BJJ and martial arts
Find Your Why!
It’s very important for me to experience BJJ outside of Brazil and the U.S. I decided to go to other counties and during my travels, I found very interesting things.
For example, Italy is known for its great food. However, being Italian doesn’t automatically make you a great cook. In fact, it doesn’t even guarantee that you are mediocre cook.
Sometimes people decide to open up restaurants and they have no love no passion and no interest in serving the community; they are just there for the money, just make a living or to go by.
I would say there is a same trend for Brazil with soccer and BJJ and BBQ. Many people play soccer and it is well loved there but sometimes they don’t love the idea of doing playing professionally where they have to train everyday and are expected to produce results.
With those players, once they decide to go professional, their performance drops because they don’t get to just play for leisure. You see again, the passion is not there. Being from a particular place does not mean that you’ll be good at what the country is known for. It takes passion.
When I went to Israel, I noticed that not everyone in Israel knew Krav Maga. Being Israeli doesn’t guarantee that you would be a good instructor or a good teacher if you don’t have the passion, luckily I ran into great instructors Israel
We have to have passion at Sampa jiu jitsu for Martial arts . Many of you know that I’m Brazilian and I bring some Brazilian guys to teach BJJ at Sampa jiu jitsu. However, there are times that we see some of these guys do not come to teach out of passion for the sport or for the students;
They’re there just for the money to make a living because they don’t know any other way. We turn those people away. We don’t want people who are just there for the money or the extra buck. We want people with a great attitude and passion. Often times, when people see that we demand passion and commitment from our instructors, they just leave our gym on their own. The culture takes care of it.
I have traveled many times before I opened Sampa Jiu Jitsu, but every time I travel, it reminds me how important feeding my passion for the sport is and how important it is that our teachers, staff, and students share in this passion.
If you want to be a part of our Sampa family and to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muy Thai, Kickboxing, Krav Maga, or Self Defense from us, please call (626)335-4971 to reach our Glendora location or (626)977-1050 for our Walnut location.