This picture was created by Jei Omar, RAW founder. I really connected with it and thought you might appreciate it as well.
It took well over a year before things felt “translated” in my head. Things have been hard and while some things get easier, some get harder. My friend Dave has my favorite sig: “The answer: Just go to class.”
Jiu jitsu is not all hearts and rainbows and flowers. I’ve cried, I’ve had black eyes, I’ve had injuries, and it’s about continuing the journey despite the toughness. I love jiu jitsu.
Whenever there is a new woman at our gym, I let them know that it gets easier, but it’s hard at first. They just have to stick to it and keep coming and it WILL eventually get easier. What do you like to tell newbies?