It definitely requires a special type of person to become a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Only 3% of the people who start training will get there.
“If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.” – John Irving
The truth is also that 99% of the people who quit, do not have a real reason for it… Busy schedule, got hurt (not permenent injury), have to take a longer drive, financial, …. those are all things that can be worked around.
Professor Ryron Gracie makes a strong case for what he believes is the number one reason that make students quit Jiu-Jitsu.
He explains that after reaching blue belt some students set expectations that are unable to meet in training, therefore their Jiu-Jitsu school that once was a place for a fun activity becomes a stressful environment.
He also comments on the role of the instructors and offer advice for students who are on the verge of quitting Jiu-Jitsu.