The Many Faces of Jiu Jitsu

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I’ve been noticing that every BJJ book or DVD I have has a Jiu Jitsu face some where on it or in it.  What’s a Jiu Jitsu face you ask?  Its the face that is intended to show action, pain, struggle, intensity, power, or just how tough you are.  Unfortunately most of them make me laugh.  From left to right I have named these "Bang You Dead Face", "Smelly Feet Face", and "Bed Head Face".  Can it get any better then this?

I couldn’t be left out!  All the greats have a Jiu Jitsu face.  Its not my fault I don’t have a DVD or book to put it on.  So I took my trusty iPhone and captured my Jiu Jitsu face.

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As you compare me with Rigan Machado when it comes to Jiu Jitsu faces, really who are you going to be scared of?  Me!  Rigan just looks mildly annoyed.  I look like, like, like . . . your head is going to come off in my Rear Naked Choke.  Of course I’ll have to practice my face a little more but wait until I reveal it in class next week.  I’ll get my opponent to tap even if its because he can’t stop laughing.

Send me your Jiu Jitsu face or a favorite from a book or DVD.  I have create a "Faces of Jiu Jitsu" page.


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8 Replies to “The Many Faces of Jiu Jitsu”

  1. This is awesome! There is a bit of counter-culture to the whole tough-guy face. If you look on YouTube, you should be able to find a short promo film by Marcelo Garcia for his DVD, and he does the whole thing in the style of BORAT! He looks so goofy that he can’t keep it up so they all start laughing 🙂

    1. Thanks for pointing that out, Liam. I’ll go check it out. Liam send me a link or e-mail of your Jiu Jitsu Face!

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