Sunday, December 25, 2011

Favorite Videos for the Uninitiated

Looking back over the year(s), I  have a few videos I like to refer people to when I tell them I train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a little bit of MMA. Most of you have probably seen these but I thought I would put them all in one post. These are not my favorite technique, highlight, or competition videos - but rather for the folks who don't have any background in the martial arts and don't watch the UFC.

What are some of your favorite videos for the uninitiated, or just your favorites in general (technique, highlight, competition)?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Minister of Propaganda - Latest Wisdom/Sarcasm

Just kill me now....
Dignity? Yeah, I used to have some.

I'm too sexy for my hat, too sexy...

Totally Valid Reason to choke someone out #57: People who dress up their pets and carry them to the mall for a photo op with Santa Claus - AND then put it on their Christmas cards and all over their Facebook page.
~Minister of Propaganda

Santa's coming? Yes children, that is correct, and while most people get put on the NAUGHTY list for choking people out if you do Jiu Jitsu you actually get bonus points in the NICE column.

So what things will get a Jui Jitsu player on Santa's NAUGHTY LIST:
  • Not tapping
  • Spazzing out
  • Not washing your gi, smelling like cigarettes, or being smelly period
  • Not trimming your nails
  • Not wearing shoes to the restrooms
  • Showing up to class late so you miss the warmups
  • Talking or not paying attention when the Professor is detailing the technique
  • Doing 2 reps and then goofing off when it is time to drill
What else does Santa like to see for the NICE LIST:
  • Respect for your school, your Professor, and your training partners
  • Leaving your ego at the door
  • Helping your teammates
  • Getting to class whenever you can
  • Working hard
  • Working smart
  • Having fun
  • Christmas music for rolling ;-)
~Minister of Propaganda

What's next, a TapOut Snuggie?

What do you get for the man who has everything? I know it's hard to come up with something, BUT even if I DID get a little chilly rolling in this winter weather, a Snuggie-Gi would still be THE WORST IDEA I'VE EVER HEARD.
~Minister of Propaganda