Remember that activity that you didn’t really want to do when you were a kid, but your parents forced you to do it… And then, eventually, you grew to enjoy it?
Well, such was the case with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Caio Terra! He didn’t want to train BJJ, but his mother made him to.
Terra shared more about the story in an interview with BJJEE:
When I first started training jiu jitsu, I was forced to do it by my mother. So… I never gave BJJ a chance.
The moment I started wanting to train was when my mother told me that I didn’t have to train anymore.
When she didn’t force me anymore, that is when I made a choice to keep on training – and that’s when I found love in Jiu-Jitsu.
Furthermore, when he first started, he wasn’t particularly good either:
I wasn’t really good. I couldn’t do any of the techniques that we practiced, that we drilled and did during sparring, plus I was too small and really weak.
Everyone was much bigger than me.
So… Although people would say that Jiu-Jitsu wasn’t for me, back then I would look at my teachers who were small compared to the other people, but that have still been able to defeat bigger training partners.
For that reason, I thought – if they could, why wouldn’t I be able to do it as well?
And that’s how it all started… Read more about Caio Terra’s story on this link.
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