A Gift of a Lifetime

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We all started practicing BJJ for different reasons.

To put it simply, I wanted to learn something practical & wanted to be stronger.

And BJJ kinda came into my life by accident.

I had no idea what it was like.

18 years later, I still practice it.

I know someone who started practicing BJJ because his friend sent him a highlight video of Terere & this video inspired him.

I don’t know how old he is, but he’s probably in his mid-50s or early-60s.

How about you? Why did you start practicing BJJ?

To me, this is one of the fascinating questions I can ask a BJJ practitioner.


… if you dig deeper, there’s usually a sense of longing for personal change, growth, and transformation behind the reason why someone starts practicing BJJ.

BJJ can keep giving you opportunities for such personal change, growth, and transformation… as long as you are involved with BJJ.

And it’s not a journey you take on your own.

You have all sorts of people as part of your BJJ tribe.

You share your journey with them.

They help you become stronger and more skilled.

In the past 12 years, I traveled to a bit over 40 countries and visited more than 100 gyms (I think).

BJJ always helps me meet new people wherever I go, and there’s this instant bond between BJJ players.

Perhaps because we expose each other to potential risks of injury, and we must trust each other for that reason.

These are some of the most significant benefits of learning BJJ.

Not many people are aware of these benefits in the beginning though.

But these benefits can last for as long as you keep training.

BJJ can truly be a gift of a lifetime.