Starting Jiu Jitsu is the Hardest Part

Not Understanding Concepts

When people first start jiu jitsu, they are unfamiliar with the techniques and basic fundamentals. Beginners are unsure of how to properly defend against submissions. In addition, they will try to attack using all of their strength and won’t get any results. Because of this, beginners will also tire faster than people who are experienced. It can also take a considerable amount of time to get passed this stage. Fundamentals are important, and live grappling will be extremely frustrating without knowledge of these principles.

Getting Submitted… A Lot

Because beginners lack knowledge of these basic principles, they will get submitted a lot. This might go on for several months and can be extremely frustrating. Many people have a competitive mindset, and that is great. However, if this person struggles initially to understand the concepts they will likely get aggravated.

But Don’t Quit

Many people who get aggravated or think the techniques aren’t sticking will leave. Getting good at jiu jitsu takes time. Everyone knows the cliche saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Yeah, and neither is a good guard game. Some people quit simply because their ego can’t take it. Until they realize getting tapped is normal and that they should learn from it, progressing in jiu jitsu will be difficult. But, it can be done so do not quit.

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