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Thursday, March 10, 2011

TURNS OUT THERE'S STILL NO KICKING OR BOARD BREAKING IN BJJ.

There's a woman I've worked with for about 4 years who consistently asks me if I'm still doing all that "Karate stuff" while making a hand-sword (yeah, another word for Karate chop) gesture.  She sometimes does the obligatory "kiai" sound effect for emphasis.  This conversation often occurs in the elevator or in the kitchen when I get my coffee.  It's gotten old since I've explained the sport to her about 8 times and probably more so since I've been training and competing exclusively in BJJ for about 12 years now. 

But, honestly, you get used to it.  If you've trained for any stretch of time, you've probably had similar experiences.  If not, then be prepared.  This is definitely one of the top two BJJ-related jokes - the other, of course, being anything suggesting we're all gay because we "roll around with sweaty men." That one is a classic.

I imagine this is how Frisbee golfers feel when they are mistaken for Ultimate Frisbee players.  Or, maybe not all.  I've just been on a Frisbee-mocking bender.

Embrace it, grappler!


6 comments:

  1. "I choke people to death and shred their cruciate ligaments."

    Nice.

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  2. LOVE IT

    "What colour did you say your belt was? Pink?"

    ".......... Brown, bitch."

    "Oh wow, my niece was a brown belt for like 2 weeks."

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  3. I dont think people are that dumb which entirely ruins the humor for me...

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  4. It definitely happens on a daily (ok weekly) basis. I actually named my fantasy baseball team Kung Kwan Jitsu in honor of the constant ribbing I get.

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  5. Hilarious! That's the story of my life, especially before TUF made MMA main stream in the U.S. At least now it happens a lot less then it used to.

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