I’ve been thinking of this for a while and have already come up with a few answers, but really, I can’t seem to grasp any genuine reasons why someone might quit the excellently supreme sport of Jiu-Jitsu. I mean, I don’t think I would quit. Unless something drastic happened. But for others, I suppose there are a variety of reasons.
I’ve seen them come and go and could never figure out why they disappeared. It’s like, one day they’re there and the next they’re gone. Usually the excuse is something like, “Yeah, I’ve been really busy lately.” Really? Because you weren’t busy when you were chomping at the bit to get in here.
So what are your thoughts? I’m going to list what I’ve come up with but please feel free to add your own ideas in the comment section below.
– Life gets in the way, not enough time
– You work too much or your hours changed
– You have a child
– You get an injury on or off the mat
– You ego gets in the way, you get beat up too much for too long
– You don’t think you’re progressing fast enough
– You don’t enjoy the company of other members of the club you joined
– Bad vibe at your club
– Your instructor is a loser
– Your club is becoming more aggressive or less aggressive for your taste
– You don’t think you’ll ever succeed
– You weren’t in the shape you thought you were in
– It’s too difficult
– It’s too expensive
– It’s too close for comfort (north/south)
Here’s a decent post that deals with women who quit Jiu-Jitsu (Why Women Quit Jiu-Jitsu). It’s eye opening. I’m just a guy who likes to roll and who really hasn’t given much consideration to those who don’t. It’s weird but true I guess. There are all sorts of people out there and everybody’s got their own reasons. What’s your take?