I started my martial arts journey in November 1984 after a life time of always wanting to learn but never quite getting there.
The largest obstacle we all face is walking onto the mat for the first time. Once you conquer that, you will never look back. You will learn many life lessons in jujutsu.
You cannot learn unless you are willing to let your ego dissolve and you cannot teach unless you learn balance, respect, humility and mutual prosperity.