Life's too short to spend time with people that make your stomach turn. Here are five things we do at Stark BJJ Gent to keep the vibes good.
- Remember people's names—nothing worse than feeling like a nobody in a group of strangers. Let's make sure everyone feels welcome and heard.
- No nicknames (unless people ask for it). Nicknames are often a way to keep others small. We don't believe in that; we believe in building people up.
- Don't treat people differently because of their belts. Belts seem to lead to more negative outcomes than positive ones, to be honest, but that's a topic for a different post. In class, you'll find a coach who takes responsibility for leading the class. Apart from that, everyone is worth the same.
- Feedback and tips for everyone. We believe feedback helps people apply the technique correctly and boosts their progress. Gone are the days of an instructor that rambles off a technique you don't get and then spends the rest of the class on the phone.
- Coaches are just people passionate about sharing jiu-jitsu. Let's not pretend coaches are some god-given talent whose every word is ancient wisdom. Our coaches love to share what they've learned. Like you, they've learned their technique from someone else, and like you, they can be wrong.
It's easy to create good vibes in a room full of people aligned with the same goal. If you want to get better at Jiu-jitsu, we can find a way to get along if we manage to keep our egos in check.
Let's help each other be the best versions of ourselves. And let's work together on building a culture that creates good vibes.