Actually, I don’t know anyone who says that, but it’s certainly the impression given in most of their photos. The serious, “I mean business” photo that many BJJ students and professors tend to have; it’s a little intimidating sometimes, like that old photo of your great great grandparents and family, sitting very sternly for the camera.
Fortunately, we get to see a lighter side of the Brazilian/BJJ community through Rener Gracie and the practical joke he played on students and teachers in his academy. I’m sure 90% of the jiu jitsu community has already seen it, but just in case you have not, here it is.
As a side note, a ton of people were promoted in our academy last night, which I’ll talk about tomorrow. Hooray!