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The Biggest Loser and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

I like to say often that Jiu-Jitsu is Life and Life is Jiu-Jitsu.  Its true.  It is integrated into my life.  I find applications for it in many aspects of my life other then self defense and sport.  That is just one of the reasons I love it so much.  Last nights class went well.  I set a few goals for my self to focus on and I met about half of them.  I even got my new favorite sweep, the Balloon sweep.  It was on a white belt but none the less enjoyable.  I tapped out a fellow blue belt, that had surprised me last class with a guard pass, with a Triangle Choke as repayment.  I felt good after class and came away with points to improve on.  After I got home I was getting cleaned up and putting my gi in the wash when I stopped to see the TV program my wife was watching.  It was the last few minutes of The Biggest Loser.  They were going to show the interview of the last person kicked off.  I always like to see the success they have and stopped to watch.  To my surprise the guy hadn’t been able to do the gym.  He said it wasn’t "clicking" for him.  He had come to a realization he needed a life style change. He opted to start martial arts.  They showed him walking into a school with a large billboard that read "Gracie Jiu Jitsu".  I was excited to see BJJ on TV.  I couldn’t think of a better life style change.  I was sure they would show him grappling.  In stead they only showed him doing Muay Thai.  I was stunned.  At the very end under his picture it said he was training in Jiu-Jitsu for his first belt.  Why then didn’t they show him doing Jiu-Jitsu instead of Muay Thai?  What ever the case I was glad to see that BJJ was changing another life for good.  I hope he continues and experiences the catharsis I have from BJJ.

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