Wednesday, February 23, 2011

What is Brazilian Jiu-jitsu?

Check out this awesome video of Fabio explaining what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is.

This really explains a lot about Fabio's philosophy of BJJ. It's not about strength. It's not about size. It's about leverage, momentum and flow.

One of the things he said in the video is that he doesn't want to hurt the people he grapples physically, he wants to "hurt them inside" to make them take a look at themselves. I have experienced this under Fabio. He makes you face challenges that you hate. He puts you with people who can just pick apart your game and frustrate you. He doesn't say much about it, beyond a little encouragement. He makes you work through it. That approach has forced me to grow so much--not only in bjj but as a person--over the last year and a half.

By the way, I am in this video at one point (in the background) but I was only able to grapple with one arm because I hurt the other one at NAGA. That's why I am scooting around weirdly. lol Hope you enjoyed the video!


Megan said...

Love it...especially the hurting inside. Straight off it sounds rough, but it speaks directly to what makes BJJ so difficult. Great vid:)

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