In Jiu-Jitsu we learn a lot. We learn about the art and all of the many techniques it encompasses. We learn about all the great benefits it can offer us and how much better of a person it can make us. However we also learn some ugly truths about life from Jiu-Jitsu. We learn some things that many would rather not think about or acknowledge. We tend to live in a world where we like to focus on ideals and sometimes in Jiu-Jitsu things can’t be ideal. Here are the ugly truths we learn in Jiu-Jitsu
- It’s dam near impossible to get your black belt. If you look at the statistics, only a few percent of the people who begin training will ever reach black belt. On the surface this doesn’t seem so bad, but what if we compare this to other schooling? What if a universities dropout rate was 97%? This tends to really put into perspective what it takes to achieve that black belt.
- There will be blood, sweat, tears and injuries- All of the mentioned will occur and some will occur quite often. Most people would like to think the brutality is not necessary, but unfortunately this is the price for what we desire.
- You will be defeated by the small, un-athletic and by women- In Jiu-Jitsu technique concurs all and this will always be true. While large newbies may be able to survive a little longer, they are still easily dispatched by the veteran students, regardless of age, sex or athleticism.