I’ve never been one to start putting up the Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving but this year we wanted to feel more festive. We looked in our collection of decorations. There was nothing for Thanksgiving. We had a few pictures the kids had done at school but it was not enough. So this year we broke with tradition and put the Christmas stuff up early. We followed it up with watching The Christmas Story. Once again I keep seeing BJJ every where I go. After all these years I did not notice until today that Ralphie put Scut Farkus in the mount before beating the tar out of him. Scut of course did no know any escapes and just got wailed on. It just goes to show you how a solid principle like gaining and maintaining mount is universal in its application. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu may not be the original author of the mount but its where I learned it. It is also where I learned to make very good use of it in self defense just like Ralphie. Keep swinging Ralphie!
Jiu-Jitsu is Life and Life is Jiu-Jitsu.