BJJ is a competitive sport, we all know that, it’s roots lie in the Gracies challenging other people, other martial arts into finding out, which combat style is the best. But does that mean that because you dabble in a combat environment, should you be testing your might against other opponents?
Well, yes and no…
Competition means dedication and for some people, like me, dedication is hard work, you need to put hours of preparation into something that could be between 6 minutes to 60 minutes of grappling and it’s something that shouldn’t be taken lightly otherwise, you’re likely to get smashed.
They say you should leave your ego at the door when you train, this is especially true once you step onto the mats in front of a crowd, it’s fine to be disappointed when you lose but don’t slam the floor a throw a tantrum, leave that for the drive home afterwards.
In competition, you either win, or you learn.