Caio Terra: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Not The Healthiest Thing To Do When You Do It Too Much”

Caio Terra: “Jiu-Jitsu Is Not The Healthiest Thing To Do When You Do It Too Much”

If you want to succeed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – whatever “success” means to you – you’ll need to be willing to push through a lot of hard work and quite a bit of turmoil. Injuries will happen, lots of days you won’t be satisfied with how well you did in training, and you’ll feel an inclination to stop… But, if you push through all of this in an intelligent manner, then you can be sure that your BJJ success will come sooner or later.
Take the following advice from Caio Terra. If you take it to heart, you’ll understand what it takes to be a champion:

Over the years, what I’ve figured out was that the one and only talent you absolutely must possess – the quality that you must have in order to succeed in life or Jiu-Jitsu – is the inclination and willingness for hard work.
Jiu-Jitsu is not an easy lifestyle, it is a difficult lifestyle. You must train when you’re sick and when you’re injured, you have to keep on studying the game… You must keep on training not just when tired, but when you’re completely fatigued as well.


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He also went on to explain how there’s going to be a lot of sacrifice involved in the equation:

Jiu-Jitsu is not the healthiest thing to do when you do it too much. I mean, sure, Jiu-Jitsu is really healthy when done in moderation, like everything is. But, doing it too much is not good for you.
And I think it requires a lot of sacrifices in order to become a world champion, you know? You have to do the things that others are not willing to do. You have to work harder than anyone in order to succeed.

Read our entire interview with Caio Terra on the following link.