Knowing how to lose is one of the chief virtues of a BJJ fighter. Instead of sitting at home feeling sorry for themselves, a great warrior knows how to take advantage of a loss, evaluating what can be improved and using that loss as a springboard, an extra incentive to go back the next day and do better. In the opinion of red-and-white-belt Romero Jacaré, this habit of outdoing oneself with each hurdle, reinventing oneself to face new battles, is one of the main benefits that BJJ offers its practitioners. It's a dynamic of persistence, which must be reused in the small battles of our daily life, when we suffer personal or professional defeats. And we must know how to get up in style and move on.