A true indicator of peak performance is experiencing joy even in the most challenging moments. According to Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Emily Kwok, the moments she spends enjoying her time on the mat with her opponent are indicators of her success. This week Emily returns to the podcast to share how her definition of peak performance and athleticism has changed over the years as she experienced parenthood, COVID, and a shift in perspective. Listen in as Emily shares insights into the different stages of life as a professional athlete, how to create awareness around the different levels of performance you achieve throughout your life, and the key questions to ask yourself when determining your limits. Emily also shares the liberating feeling of showing up to the mat and knowing you deserve to be there, as well as why she takes every opponent seriously.
Emily Kwok is a multi-time-international Brazilian jiu-jitsu Federation World Champion, a mixed martial arts veteran and co-owner and co-head instructor of Princeton, Brazilian jujitsu, peak performance consultant, and freelance writer. She is widely regarded as the early pioneer of Brazilian jiu jitsu in Northern America, being one of the first females to rise to prominence as the sport extended around the globe. She has spent the better part of the last decade working closely with Josh Waitzkin, training in the field of peak performance, exploring how to manage and induce optimal states in the self.
You can learn more about Emily at www.emilykwok.com