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When you first start jiu-jitsu, every little win feels like a big victory. So, feeling lost and having everyone dominate you on the mats makes moments like passing someone’s guard or landing an almost-submission on an upper belt (even if they were letting you work) feel like monumental achievements. And to be fair, they are tremendous achievements. These moments are markers of your progress, and even though they may look like “just” a sweep or “just” a takedown, they’re the result of the culmination of time, effort, and knowledge that you’ve accumulated over the weeks or months that you’ve been training.