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When to hold on and when to let go—in jiujitsu and in life

It's a unique pleasure when we manage to tap into some unknown corner of wisdom in Rickson Gracie's mind. Will a certain question be a total waste of time, or will it open up a whole new mine full of nuggets of advice?

A reader sent in one that's as abstract as they come: "How do you know when to hold on and when to let go, in jiujitsu and in life?" It could seem too broad, dealing with nothing specific, and there was a risk the master would be baffled by the thought of trying to solve all of life (or jiujitsu). 

Instead, he stopped for one second and then answered, as if he'd been waiting his whole life to deliver this advice.

When to hold on and when to let go—in jiujitsu and in life

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