Four Life Lessons I Learned From Being Bad at Martial Arts

Losing a fight can be quite clarifying

Erik German
Forge

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It’s hard to overstate the clarifying power of losing a fight. For the last few years, I’ve kept a standing appointment to lose several, mostly on weekday mornings.

My preferred genre of fight-losing comes in a gym for jiujitsu, a martial art some UFC fighters employ when…

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Erik German
Forge

Senior Producer at Retro Report, which uses history to explain today. Dad to two formidable girls.