Hey fellow BJJ enthusiasts, I hope you’re all having a rolltastic day! I just wanted to share a hilarious/embarrassing story from my recent training session. So, there I was, a proud purple belt, feeling confident and ready to crush some newbies. But little did I know, the universe had other plans.
I was rolling with this white belt who seemed pretty green, so I figured it would be an easy roll. But as soon as we started, he immediately swept me and pinned me down like I was a fly stuck in a spiderweb. I was so shocked and embarrassed, I couldn’t even think of a proper defense. To make matters worse, the entire class was watching and laughing at my defeat.
But, as they say, when life gives you lemons, make a guard-pass-proof lemonade! I took that humbling experience as a lesson and worked on my guard retention the next day. And let me tell you, it paid off. The next time I rolled with that white belt, I was able to sweep him and submit him in less than a minute.
Moral of the story: don’t underestimate your training partners, and always strive to improve. And always remember, in BJJ, humility is key! A purple belt doesn’t always protect you.
Stay safe and roll on!