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Remember, it’s supposed to be hard - Don't Give Up So Easily!

“You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.” ―Babe Ruth

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is not just a martial art or a sport, it is a way of life. It is a journey of constant learning and improvement, both on and off the mat. As with any long-term endeavour, there may be times when you feel like giving up, but quitting BJJ means quitting on lifelong learning. We will explore why BJJ is a lifelong journey and why you should not give up so easily.

BJJ is an Art of Progression BJJ is not a static martial art. It is a dynamic and constantly evolving system that requires practitioners to constantly learn and adapt to new techniques and strategies. The beauty of BJJ is that there is always something new to learn, regardless of your skill level. Even the most accomplished black belts continue to learn and grow their skills.

The Journey is More Important Than the Destination BJJ is not just about winning competitions or earning belts. It is about the journey of self-improvement and personal growth. Every time you step onto the mat, you are challenged to improve your skills and learn from your mistakes. The lessons you learn in BJJ can be applied to other areas of your life, such as work, relationships, and personal development.

The Benefits of Perseverance BJJ requires perseverance and dedication. It is not an easy martial art to learn, and progress can be slow. However, the benefits of sticking with it are immeasurable. BJJ teaches you to push through discomfort, to keep going even when things are tough, and to never give up on yourself. These are valuable life lessons that will serve you well in all areas of your life.

The Community of BJJ BJJ is not just a martial art, it is a community. BJJ practitioners come from all walks of life and backgrounds, but they share a common passion for the art. The sense of camaraderie and support that comes with being part of the BJJ community is a powerful motivator. Your training partners will encourage you to keep going, even when you feel like giving up.

Don't Quit on Yourself Quitting BJJ is not just quitting on the art, it is quitting on yourself. When you quit, you miss out on the opportunity to learn and grow as a person. You also miss out on the sense of accomplishment that comes with persevering through difficult times. You owe it to yourself to stick with it and see how far you can go.

BJJ is a lifelong journey of learning and self-improvement. It requires perseverance, it requires dedication, and it requires a willingness to embrace the challenges that come with learning a complex martial art. Quitting BJJ means quitting on lifelong learning, and personal growth,. Don't give up so easily, and keep pushing yourself to be the best you can be.

See you on the mats.


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