Just had a thought about the common phrase that BJJ is the only sport wherein too much strength is a bad thing, or calling someone "strong" is an insult. Using too much strength to substitute for proper technique is bad any sport. In tennis you will hit the ball out of the court. In baseball you will whiff if you swing too hard. In golf you will slice the ball into the woods. In swimming your stroke will be terrible and you'll just flail and thrash through the water. In football you will gas out and get injured if you block or tackle with too much strength and poor technique. Even in boxing, if you muscle your punches with your arms instead of using proper footwork and hip rotation, you will not be able to hit as hard. The whole "technique is more important than strength" adage is very true, but it really isn't specific to BJJ. A smaller, weaker person can win in almost any sport with vastly superior technique. There's nothing magical about BJJ. It's just exponentially more complicated than most other sports because of the relatively few rules and relatively many possible different situations that the athlete has to face. So it takes a longer time to get good at it. I don't know if that sounded profound, or just profoundly obvious, but thanks for reading either way.