Ways to Cry in Jiu Jitsu
After a tournament where you get submitted in less than a minute in front of the students you’re coaching, your teachers and your friends. Best done privately but better experienced with a friend by your side. Assume the position of a sad hedgehog.
In any locker or changing room after a particularly rough practice where you did nothing but overheat and futilely overheat. Best to do immediately before any rest of the ladies come in.
36 hours after a black belt lady puts you in belly down mount and pries your forehead upwards. There is no permanent injury, but the idea that you are completely helpless in that moment will emphasize to you that there is a long way to go.
Winning a tournament. Not because you’re happy but because you’re hungry and the adrenaline has no where to go.
When you get punched in the face (ground karate edition)
Anytime you watch an inspirational story of someone overcoming adversity. Doesn’t even have to be a sports context. Because you’re going to relate everything to Jiu Jitsu anyways.
After running sprints because it’s really, really hard.
When you have to do something really scary, and you get through it but it took everything out of you. It’s a relief to shed some tears and know you survived
got any others?