Welcome to Jiu-Jitsu Anonymous
“Hi, my name is f00kie f00k and… I’m a tapoholic.”
Like you may have heard or noticed, Jiu-Jitsu is not just a martial art, it’s a lifestyle. The experiences you encounter on and off the mat get engraved into your daily life and reflect in your personality. You will learn great lessons and gain attributes from your instructors and peers. And you will triumph over the NBDs (Never Back Downs) who attempt to stifle you for their own non-logical reasons.
Here at Jiu-Jitsu Anonymous, we do not discriminate racial backgrounds or judge you by your past. As long as you leave your ego at the door, enter with an open mind and are willing to learn, we got yo back!
Aren’t sure if you are diagnosed with CJJD (Compulsive Jiu-Jitsu Disorder)? Here is a list of 25 symptoms of severe CJJD:
- · While in bed you snake move to turn or RNC/triangle your pillow.
- · 60-100% of your apparel is MMA or BJJ related.
- · You homepage is BJJ related.
- · You are an active listener/subscriber to The Fight Works PodCast or GracieMag.
- · You greet friends by sneaking behind them and choking them.
- · If someone gives you a hug, you always have at least one under hook as takedowns come to mind.
- · Your name is now something that is not on your birth certificate.
- · Sports tape is on your grocery list.
- · You have more knowledge of Marcelo Garica’s accomplishments than Michael Jordan.
- · Being sore becomes a normal feeling.
- · When you see a yoga ball, you actually find it useful.
- · You teach or practice moves on your significant others, kids, or pets.
- · When you travel, the first thing you think about is a jiu-jitsu school nearby.
- · Words that start with a R, you pronounce with a H. I.e. “We went to Halph’s grocery store.”
- · A black belt in Tae Kwon Do doesn’t seem as remarkable as you once thought.
- · At bars or clubs, you size people up by looking for cauliflower ear.
- · You actually watch UFC events with people that understand ground game and don’t constantly yell “Stand them up!”
- · You mistake The Academy of Art with Gracie Barra.
- · You are constantly thinking of new moves to invent.
- · You’d rather go to visit Brazil than your home country.
- · You have BJJ stickers on your personal items. I.e. cars, laptops, refrigerator, etc…
- · When teaching a move, you sometimes use a Brazilian accent even though you don’t speak it.
- · You are addicted to Acai and know how to pronounce it.
- · You drunk grapple your friends at social events.
- · There is at least one kimono in every laundry load.
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms above, keep up the good work!