Getting My Ass Kicked in Jiu-Jitsu Helped My Mental Health

“As my arsenal of techniques grew, I found my level of panic decreased. I realized that what I had thought was the end was actually a potential new beginning. That which I thought was bad—or good—was actually neither. It simply was an opportunity, a doorway, a comma, not a period. I had begun to discover what my teacher called the jiu-jitsu spiral.”