Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Having a significant other that also trains BJJ is chock full of advantages! You can encourage each other. You can consult one another about techniques and use each other as practice dummies at any hour of the day. You will have a singular and unified vision in terms of diet and exercise. You will never have an argument over where to have the next vacation because regardless of where you go, it will be a trip that is centered around Jiu Jitsu!
Personally I think it is well worth it to wait to find a boyfriend or girlfriend who also does Jiu Jitsu. Our sport is addictive and time consuming, therefore having someone close to you who understands the struggle, is only going make for a more harmonious relationship down the road.
Here are a couple BJJ couples who are not only high-level BJJ athletes, but they are also high on their love for each other!
In the video below a Purple belt proposes to his Blue Belt girlfriend on the mats in front of class.
Also check out this article by BJJ Eastern Europe which talks about other couples in BJJ!