Daily Archives: October 20, 2010

The Healing Power of BJJ

So I’m still in the midst of my “cold”, and I would like to explain I consider it a “cold” bunny ears and all.

Before I started Jiu Jitsu I used to get nasty, horrible, I might-legitimately-die-from-this kind of colds. I remember the worst one was so bad that I developed an acute skin sensitivity and just the feel of denim rubbing against my leg was painful. I couldn’t breathe, I nearly lost my voice from all the post-nasal drip, and a myriad of other super great symptoms I would rather not describe.

Needless to say, it was really gross.

This first year I started to train in Jiu Jitsu, I didn’t get a cold. There was maybe one day where I felt a couple of cold-like symptoms, but they were gone the next day.

Since I have started training, I may get a little bit of the sniffles, maybe a little sinus pressure, but I don’t get knocked on my ass anymore by some cold virus with a vendetta against me.

It’s pretty awesome.

I don’t know if it’s all the training, or the vitamins I have been taking since I have started training, but I just thank my lucky stars I have not had a repeat performance of that virus of death. It also just reminds me while feeling kind of run-down right now sucks, it could be a hell of lot worse. And that, my friends, is the healing power of BJJ.


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