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What do you love and hate about Jiu-Jitsu?

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Ten things you love about Jiu-Jitsu

10) Finishing that guy ten years younger than you and that other one forty-five pounds heavier at the academy.

9) The inner peace from knowing Jiu-Jitsu is always with you, should you need it as a last resort when some unexpected problem arises in the streets.

8) The fact your body had never been in such great shape before.

7) Watching the UFC is a lot more fun now you really understand the ground game.

6) The fact your brain has never worked so well before – at training, work, study…

5) Discovering, with every training sessions, the most evident defects of your own personality. Fighting to correct what you can and better live with what you can’t change.

4) The bosom friends made at the academy.

3) Taking your old friends to train with you and seeing them as stoked as you.

2) Improving your diet, to feel well nourished and train well.

1) Learning at least one valuable lesson per day on GRACIEMAG.com.

Seven things you hate about Jiu-Jitsu

7) Getting submitted time and again by that little pipsqueak at the gym.

6) Sweating to get the stink out of your gi when washing it.

5) That little ache that never goes away.

4) UFC fans who don’t understand Jiu-Jitsu and boo the good fights.

3) Missing training for a silly reason.

2) That swollen ear.

1) The need to exercise patience with your friends who don’t agree that GRACIEMAG is the best magazine in the world, insisting on Esquire, Time, The New Yorker, Surfer’s, etc., etc…

> Now it’s up to readers. Tell us one thing that irritates you and another you love about Jiu-Jitsu, and send us your comments!