Yours truly getting OWNED many years ago by teammate, Chris Lisciandro.
Even worse, sometimes you just get OWNED. Maybe your cardio lacks or you're weak or tired or you just don't have it that day. But it happens. And, sometimes in glorious fashion. Worst case scenario: you receive a top notch beatdown (accompanied by an ego shattering submission) by someone you feel you can beat (or at least stalemate). Conventional jiu jitsu wisdom says it's a good thing. Your coach tells you it's OK to tap to your teammates. You learn from it - and, it's all about learning right?
I had one of those nights just last night and my elbow is still learning to accept it. But, alas, that is jiu jitsu.
And, we love jiu jitsu.
* I read "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde in the 9th grade. It has nothing to do with the subject matter of this post - but, it sounded cool.