In a recent podcast with Grappling Central, my coach, Sam, mentioned that if you aren’t enjoying your jiu jitsu school or if you’re thinking about trying a new school – try changing your social group at your current school first. While I’m pretty happy with my jiu jitsu friends right now, I have experienced a few different social groups in jiu jitsu. Also, our jiu jitsu holiday party was last night, which got me thinking about the importance of jiu jitsu friends.
Jiu-jitsu translates to “soft art.” I think my muscles and joints are the soft part, constantly at risk of being crushed by the art.
So, the trick is to be soft like the willow, bending without breaking. Or some other metaphor that basically means you have to stretch, avoid overtraining and training while injured, rest, and eat well!