Rohit Bangalolelu is one of those people that you can just tell is wise beyond their years - at just 25 he always has something to contribute to a philosophical conversation and is happy to give advice. He's deep, calm and intuitive.
We often forget that the most powerful tool for improvement we can use in training, and in our daily lives for that matter, is our mind. Yet there is very little taught in the dojo about how to look after it. We are expected to arrive at the dojo after a long, stressful day at work and immediately switch our brains over to zen mode ready for training. Now I don’t know about you but I’m not a zen Buddhist that’s been sitting on a cushion for eight hours a day since I was born so I have a little bit of trouble clearing my mind. We might do a short meditation at the start of the class but how effective is this at clearing the fog from the day? It’s not enough.