Wednesday, September 28, 2011
MITSUYO MAEDA: GRANDFATHER OF BJJ. PLAYER OF GUARD.
Furthermore, knowing where you come from is equally important. I, for example, come from a long line of Mexican farm workers and good-for-nothings, some of whom served time in the finest penitentiaries in the state of California. But, not everyone is as fortunate as me. Family. Yeah.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that we too, as grapplers, share a long storied history, a lineage, that dates back to a man called Mitsuyo who taught a man called Carlos how kick some serious ass on the ground. Carlos taught his some Carlos Jr. and, in turn, Carlos Jr. taught a man called Renato. And, Renato taught me everything I know. And, the rest is history. And, it's ours. I'm getting a little teary eyed.