Good Posture (Repost)


In Jiu-Jitsu, good posture is everything. The name of the game is breaking your opponents base. If you can get the other guy off balance, you will almost always be in a position to finish. I know this because as a white belt,  I am usually the guy who is off balance ; ) I have been tapped by guys who are 60 pound lighter than me simply because of their good posture and technique and my poor posture. My natural tendency is to try to “muscle” out of bad situations. While I’m using brute force, the other guy is patiently waiting and conserving energy until I either gas out or lose my base (posture). Posture matters.

The Bible talks about good posture often.

Pride goes before destruction. A haughty spirit before a fall. Humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand that He may lift you up. God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Be joyful always. Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. Trust in the Lord. Do not lean on your own understanding.

Instead of trying to muscle your way through your difficult situation, I encourage you to consider good posture. Consider godly posture. Your posture could be the difference between being down for the count or finishing on top.

Pr 16:181 Pet 5:5-61 Cor 15:581 Thes 5:16Jas 1:19Pr 3:5-6

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