In Jiu Jitsu, as in life, every practitioner will eventually face the inevitable. Injury. While it is only natural to want to retreat into isolation and “lick your wounds” these are one of the art’s greatest learning experiences that will ultimately define you as a Martial Artist. While the severity of the injury may prevent you from live sparring or intense practice, keeping your mind active by studying and observing the sport is essential for growth. After all, if fighting was purely physical, there would be no need for practicing technique or improving strategic understanding.
The warrior’s next step after victory or defeat is the same.