As COVID-19 has affected many people’s access to jiu-jitsu over the past few months, many practitioners have developed a new appreciation for a sport they may have taken for granted. As BJJ athletes have slowly returned to the mats — perhaps in a limited capacity, such as training on puzzle mats in their garage with one or two friends — we’ve been reminded of what makes jiu-jitsu so important to us. While, yes, the medals and CBD sponsorship potential is enticing, the love of the art is ultimately what brought us to the mats.
The Jiu-Jitsu Times podcast Kevins explored this with Robert Drysdale recently, and Drysdale gave his own thoughts on the big reasons why so many of us have fallen in love with jiu-jitsu. Take a listen to the segment below: