Banged Up

If you’ve done Jiu Jitsu for more than a year and you don’t wake up in pain, you’re probably dead. It is what it is, and the same goes for putting yourself through any sort of strenuous physical exercise regiment. You’ll have lumps, bumps, bruises, pains, and strains, but you will also have to determine what you can deal with if you want to get better. If you take time off for fingers and toes, you’ll likely spend a lot of time off the mat. I had my gall bladder taken out and was back on the mats two weeks later… that’s extreme, but there has to be some balance between the old school approach of train through everything and taking care of all of your injuries all of the time if you want to get better. If you want to grapple or fight, you probably won’t ever be 100% again, but I’ll take that trade.

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