To date, all of the writing I have done about jiu jitsu has been limited to this blog (which is fine, of course). However, I was recently asked to write a commissioned piece for BJJ Eastern Europe by Gile Huni (the owner of the site) that covered a topic that is near and dear to my personal and professional heart--namely, the role that humility can and should play in jiu jitsu. You can read the piece here. In it, I discuss some of the research I have been doing on humility during the past few years and how it relates to the problem of ego in jiu jitsu. The moral of the story: Don't be that guy!
For those of you who might be interested, you can read more about our work in the following article entitled, "Some Varieties of Humility Worth Wanting" (which is in press at The Journal of Moral Philosophy). Since the paper will be stuck behind a paywall for most of the readers of this blog, I have attached a copy below. If this piques your curiosity, you can email me and I can send you some of our other forthcoming papers and chapters about the nature and value of humility. For now, thanks again to Gile for the opportunity to post on his site. I hope to be writing more for him soon!