Jiu-Jitsu Disciplined Me & My Son
As a martial art, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu stands apart. It requires live matches as a regular part of training and provides solutions to fights that won’t end in civil lawsuits.
Many physical disciplines have a host of benefits beyond their main focus. Yoga offers more than stretching. Boxing offers more than punching.
Jiu-Jitsu offers a robust package within a playful wrapping and shared by a tight-nit community of old souls.
It is a challenge in time, money, pain, and injury, but for both my son and I, it has been a worthwhile year at Renzo Gracie Academy, Portland.
Why do something that hurts?
I am lazy.
It’s easy for me to lose a day, a week, a year doing nothing I can take pride in.
There is always the easy path away from challenges. In another life, I’d be alone and drifting, avoiding pain and purpose.
Every time I ride my bicycle to Jiu-Jitsu class, I think about quitting.
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