Five Early Warning Signs of Jiu-Jitsu Addiction

  1. You can’t go to sleep at night because you keep thinking about your last roll and how you could have dominated if only you had . . .
  2. Your shirts are all something related to or about Jiu Jitsu.
  3. You have a gi or kimono for every day of the week, not to mention your lucky one for tournaments.
  4. Your Facebook or blog would be blank if you removed all your posts about Jiu Jitsu.
  5. Some how all your conversations lead back to Jiu-Jitsu.

If you can say “yes” to even 4 out of 5 of these it may be too late.  You see there isn’t anything like AA for those of us who have the Jiu-Jitsu addiction.  It is terminal.

So what should you do?  Follow the tired and true saying “Jiu-Jitsu is Life and Life is Jiu-Jitsu”.  Jiu-Jitsu isn’t just a martial art its a philosophy for life.  Try applying it to more then your time on the mat.

All kidding aside for all of you who don’t understand the fascination with the art born of the Gracie’s and Japan.  I’ve never heard that it solved hair loss or cured cancer but it sure beats sitting around feeling sorry for yourself.  Take for instance a young man with only one leg that trained at Unified Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – Pedro Sauer Team.  He adapted it to fit his needs both physical and mental.

There is a reason it is so addicting.  Try it, you’ll like it!

Gracie or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Freak Injuries

As in any sport or rigorous activity injuries happen.  With BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) it seems that they are the strangest, freakish, or weird.  For example, while rolling I attempted to do a escape and some how caught my upper lip with my thumb.  I scrapped my gum with my finger nail and had to struggle to untangle my hand from my mouth.  My instructor told me of a time where he got his eye lid turned inside out and got a rug burn on it while grappling.  Until it healed it hurt every time he blinked.  You don’t know how often you blink until have a rug burn on you inner eye lid.  The latest one I heard was from a friend.  While rolling he arched or upa’d.  Some how his pinky toe slipped into a mat seam and got caught.  As he finished the move it broke his toe!  Maybe it is just the nature of martial art made famous by the Gracie’s.  I don’t know.  In all the sports I’ve ever done I’ve never heard so many funny injuries.  Regardless of the injuries I am addicted to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.  Viva la Jiu-Jitsu!

Please share with me your stories!