More BJJ bullshido - The Gracie Combatives Licensing Program™
I don't think anyone is shocked by BJJ bullshido at this point. I've read enough about it. Just wanted to add the latest to the pile which, again is not shocking given what we know about some of the Gracies' marketing and business practices. But, at least it's new.
From the "Gracie Insider" e-mail (don't even remember signing up for it, but ok):
Then some history and horrific hyperbole like this:
"Attention All Martial Arts Instructors
Become an official Gracie Family Representative
Get Certified to Teach in 2 Weeks
No Previous Grappling Experience
Turn your school into a (image of Gracie Combatives Certified Training Center)"
What the **** does that even mean?
"Fight research shows that the 34 Gracie Combatives™ techniques are responsible for more street fight victories than all other Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques combined."
Well, there's more craptacular information here.
Lineage is unfortunately going to grow even more and more important in BJJ. Hopefully, we're a few hundred years away from a full on _ing _un lineage war. Because we all know that BJJ was created by a Portugeuse nun who's name means "homely fall" and who had to fight several men to get one to marry her.