Well, today I was the nail. Jiu-jitsu is funny that way. You can be smashing folks one day, and then get tied in a knot the next. I don’t know, maybe that’s just my experience. Hopefully, my fellow grapplers can chime in on this one.
Don’t take this as a “woe is me” post either. The constant learning and adaptation I find myself going through is part of what makes jiu-jitsu so damn addicting. I just need to up my game, because once you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail.