Jiu-Jitsu Letter

They Don't Really Love It

Neil Melanson spoke about loving the game.

I’ll tell you why people quit early, and this is my belief: they don’t really love it.

I can’t tell you how many guys have told me,” Ah, I love grappling. I love jiu-jitsu, but then I hurt my neck.”

It’s a cop-out. You know, I’m more fucked up than any guy I’ve ever met, and I still get on the mat. I have every excuse in the book.

I just know that if you wanna do this game, you’re gonna hurt. We’re all gonna be riddled with arthritis. We’re all gonna pay the man eventually, but we love it enough to suffer. That’s someone that really loves it and that’s what makes us different.

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