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Giving Thanks for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We all love BJJ.  In fact we are addicted to it.  I am always trying to get friends to join me and try it out.  That is why when I heard that my instructor was starting a free class for high school age youth I thought "Wow, here is some one who is really doing something to further BJJ".  Here is his blog announcing it: Jiu Jitsu Activists.  But he didn’t stop there.  He has even written a children’s book called "Jiu Jitsu Jack".   Jack defeats monsters with you guessed it, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Mark, my instructor, does the drawings and everything.  I think it is some of Mark’s passion that has rubbed off on me and kept me going when the BJJ Blues hit.  How could it not rub off after a few gi burns I’ve got from him. 🙂

As we give thanks this month for our many blessing let us give thanks for those dedicated people who introduced us to this great marital art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Thank you God for a country where I can practice freely. Thank you Helio Gracie and your sons for bring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to the USA.  Thank you Mark Johnson for showing me the way.

Jiu Jitsu is Life and Life is Jiu Jitsu.

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3 Responses to “Giving Thanks for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu”

  1. Thanks Jason, That’s very nice. It’s also funny because I’m right in the middle of writing something called “The Problem with Passion.”

    I think you’ve come along way in your jiu-jitsu and it’s been a pleasure to know you.

  2. I’ve had a broken finger, broken toe, infected knee and countless bruises, tweaks, and other injuries from BJJ, but my life is definitely better with it than without it. The juice is definitely worth the squeeze.

  3. Ain’t it the truth! I’ve got aches and pains but I just keep healing and going back to it.