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  1. Hadzu is online now

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    Wanted: The Essence of Jiu-Jitsu in 60 Minutes or Less

    There comes a time in every martial artist's life when (s)he must reconcile her social life with friends and family, and her hobby of punching/kicking/choking/cuddling the crap out of people. As you may have surmised, this is that time for me.

    Long story short: my family (mom/stepdad in particular) have recently taken an interest in my combat-cuddling shenanigans, mostly due to the fact that neither of them really know much about it aside from the name. Were I a boxer, wrestler or Karateka, they would already have an idea of what it is I do (for better or worse), but Jiu-Jitsu tends to confuse people who aren't really into MA (the "wrestling with choke-holds and stuff"-analogy only gets me so far). What I want, then, is an ambassador for the art, in the form of a video, something I can proudly point at and say "this is Jiu-Jitsu".

    Is there some match in particular that you feel gives a good impression, some documentary I could point people to? Doesn't matter if it's from a committed grappling event or just some coolness from the early UFCs, any and all suggestions are appreciated.
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hadzu View Post
    There comes a time in every martial artist's life when (s)he must reconcile her social life with friends and family, and her hobby of punching/kicking/choking/cuddling the crap out of people. As you may have surmised, this is that time for me.

    Long story short: my family (mom/stepdad in particular) have recently taken an interest in my combat-cuddling shenanigans, mostly due to the fact that neither of them really know much about it aside from the name. Were I a boxer, wrestler or Karateka, they would already have an idea of what it is I do (for better or worse), but Jiu-Jitsu tends to confuse people who aren't really into MA (the "wrestling with choke-holds and stuff"-analogy only gets me so far). What I want, then, is an ambassador for the art, in the form of a video, something I can proudly point at and say "this is Jiu-Jitsu".

    Is there some match in particular that you feel gives a good impression, some documentary I could point people to? Doesn't matter if it's from a committed grappling event or just some coolness from the early UFCs, any and all suggestions are appreciated.

    Judo is pretty well known...just tell them you do judo.
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    Posted On:
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    I have used both these JRE vids to get people interested in BJJ. I find the combination of the chemistry between those two, the focused storylines, the high quality comp footage, the breakdowns, and Rogan's command of pacing to be very effective in reeling the uninitiated in. Warning, there is some language on both videos.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BKR View Post
    Judo is pretty well known...just tell them you do judo.
    To this extent:

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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKR View Post
    Judo is pretty well known...just tell them you do judo.
    A dinner guest's response to that the other night was: "nothing like people taking swings at your head to get you focused, eh?" It's gotten to the point where I just tell people I wrestle.
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    Posted On:
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    For the original question:









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    Gracies in Action is a good primer on the importance of positional dominance and narrating why every other style will inevitably lose against the brilliance that is BJJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Moment View Post
    To this extent:


    Perfect, that will do just fine !
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cap View Post
    A dinner guest's response to that the other night was: "nothing like people taking swings at your head to get you focused, eh?" It's gotten to the point where I just tell people I wrestle.
    I tell them it's like free style wrestling in pajamas, but with chokes and armbars. And hugging, lots of hugging...
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