In his podcast, Jocko responds to a letter from a 50something-year-old fan struggling with the “I can’t stop getting my *** kicked” frustration that all new grapplers eventually smash into…and that drives many to quit before they ever achieve anything.
Jocko shared some thoughts about winning and losing in BJJ:
“You’re not going to win, you’re going to lose over, and over, and over again, to people that are smaller than you, weaker than you, not as tough as you, literally.”
“You’ve got to enjoy the journey. You’ve got to enjoy getting tapped out by someone smaller than you–be amazed by that…say to yourself, ‘Chicks dig scars.’ Don’t look at injuries and losses as negatives. Don’t rush to the end, take your time and enjoy the sights!”
“Select your training partners carefully. If you’re 54 years old you don’t want to be rolling with a 20-year-old steroid freak white belt that’s trying to kill you. You wanna be rolling with a cool, mellow purple belt that wants to do jiu-jitsu,”
Full episode below: