It’s not a secret that Jiu-jitsu can really save your life. Either you’ll manage to defend yourself or you’ll improve quality of your life overall. In other words, with Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll become better and stronger person in every aspect of your life.
We bring you the short story from Reddit of a young BJJ practitioner who finally manages to stand up for his self. The sad thing is he had to stand against his father, but in this case, it was about time.
“I’ve been practicing for 9 months now, still fresh and green. My dad has been abusive and alcoholic my whole life. I started BJJ as an outlet for my frustration and depression. It has done wonders.”
“Today my dad showed up at my grandma’s house (where I live), drunk, starting trouble. I had enough and finally had the confidence to speak up for myself and told him to leave. He grabbed me by the collar and put me against the wall and for the first time in my life I felt in control. I tripped him and moved to mount and crucifix while my grandma called the police and held him there, threatening his arm when he tried to push me off.”
“The police came, he was arrested, and I feel like I removed a 100lb weight from my chest. For 9 months I’ve said Jiu Jitsu saved my mental health. Tonight it may have saved my physical health. Whether it was just training, or it gave me the confidence to not be abused, tonight, Jiu-Jitsu gave me my life. Love you guys, keep on rolling.”