There’s a lot of talk about BJJ being a way of life. It’s even featured on the Drinking with Rener video. I think most of the time it’s a mantra that people who have just found the excitement of doing a lot of BJJ recite or then it’s a sales pitch to give your audience to make the thing your selling seem more prestigious. So yeah, I wouldn’t call myself a “true believer”.
BJJ is a way of life. For a long time I considered this to mean that your life basically revolves around BJJ. You basically live in the gym and everything you do supports your BJJ. You live only for BJJ and nothing else. It is also something I personally will never be able to do.
But I started thinking about things a while back and I began to ask myself questions.
- Do you accept your failures and try to learn from them?
- Do you always try to do things better?
- Do you try to help others be better?
- Do you help others when they fail?
- Do you get up after you get knocked down?
- Do you believe everyone is equal?
So is BJJ a way of life?