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Jiu Jitsu Kicked my ass and made me beg for more.

Updated: Jun 13, 2023


Picture this: you’re scrolling through the vast realm of podcasts when you stumble upon the name Joe Rogan. Curiosity piques, and you hit play. Little did you know that a single podcast episode would send you hurtling into the world of Jiu Jitsu, where you would come face-to-face with the most humbling experiences of your life. Welcome to the wild ride of Jiu Jitsu - an adventure that kicks your ass in the most unexpected and exhilarating ways.

1. The Joe Rogan Effect: From Podcasts to Rear Naked Chokes

Let’s be real. Many of us have been lured into the captivating world of Jiu Jitsu through the dulcet tones of Joe Rogan’s podcast. Whether it’s him passionately discussing his love for the art or hosting fascinating guests who’ve been put to sleep (figuratively, of course) on the mats, Jiu Jitsu seems to find a way into our lives through those headphones. It’s like Rogan’s voice whispers, “Hey, have you ever considered getting choked out by a stranger? It’s a real game-changer!”

2. Stepping onto the Mats: A Comedy of Errors

As you enter the Jiu Jitsu gym for the first time, the scent of determination mixes with the unmistakable odor of sweat-soaked gis. You timidly look around, wondering if you’ve stumbled into an underground fight club instead. Everyone seems to know what they’re doing, while you can barely distinguish a guard from a guacamole recipe. It’s a comedy of errors, and you’re the star of the show. But fear not, for everyone starts as a bumbling, awkward white belt. Embrace the hilarity and get ready for the ride.

3. The Art of Folding and Unfolding: Your Gi Journey

Ah, the gi, that magical, confounding garment that resembles an adult-sized origami project. Before you even step on the mats, you must navigate the intricacies of folding and unfolding your gi. It’s a test of patience, agility, and, let’s be honest, sanity. Just when you think you’ve mastered it, you find yourself tangled in a web of twisted lapels and wayward belt ends. But hey, at least you’re prepared for a career in professional laundry origami, right?

4. Tapping Out and Laughing It Off

Jiu Jitsu has a funny way of humbling even the most confident individuals. You’ll tap out more times than a drummer in a metal band. It becomes a symphony of self-awareness as you acknowledge your limitations and vulnerabilities. Each submission, while physically and mentally humbling, adds to the comedic narrative of your Jiu Jitsu journey. Remember, it’s all part of the process, and those taps serve as the rhythmic beats of growth.

Grapple Guard - J.A



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