The Grind is Real.
Practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a commitment. Even as a hobbyist, getting your black belts involves drive and dedication. On the average it takes 10 years to get a black belt in BJJ, and your black belt is only where you start the real learning process. Its not only a matter of the time, there is also the physical toll that training puts on the body. In my 5 years I’ve:
- Partial groin tear
- vicious eye poke
- had hernia surgery
- popped a rib
Over time, you learn how not to injure yourself. Over exertion, trying too hard and ego are the largest reasons for injury. Now if someone wants the position they can have it. If a submission is on too tight, I tap.
There is real understanding when you can teach to another, answers need to be provided. The real heroes to me are the ones that show up every day.