Why is grappling so hard? I think one of the main reasons is adversity. We want things to be easy, we want to be happy, we don’t want to feel bad, and sometimes that’s not what we get out of training. Where in most other athletic hobbies: lifting weights, running, swimming your shortcomings are only known to you for the most part, grappling is almost a forced comparison. It’s hard not to see where things aren’t working, and other people can see it too. When you couple that with the inevitable physical and mental exhaustion that are part of doing any exercise regimen, it’s pretty easy to see why it’s not soul cycle or crossfit. I think everyone should do Jiu Jitsu, but it’s not for everyone. It’s just things that are hard with no end goal, and in my almost 20 years, that journey is only pleasing to a very niche group of people.

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