On Victory and Perfection
Winning is not enough if you want to win often.
On paper, Saturday couldn’t have gone much better for me and my teammates at the Primal Pro Grappling event in Milwaukee.
My teammate Mach and I both submitted 8 of our 9 opponents, and our team dominated the competition to win the $1000 prize.
Our team had a total of 27 matches between us, and 18 of them ended in submission victories. For me, as a 24-year-old Jiu-Jitsu athlete, I’ll never complain about an extra few hundred bucks and some competition experience before the major tournaments that are coming up.
But at the same time, I can’t help but feel a little frustrated with my performance over the weekend.
On paper, it looks like everything was perfect.
As most people say “a win’s a win”.
I just don’t think this is true.
A win is not a win. Not all wins are created equal.