Daily Archives: February 5, 2015

People Say the Darndest Things (About BJJ)

Meerkatsu has a post up of 10 Dumb Things People Say About BJJ– I’ve heard one or two of those comments, but I’d like to add a few comments I’ve heard a couple of times over the years:

“So, do you think you would be able to handle yourself in a fight [on the street]?” – I always find this question odd,  and the snarky part of my personality always itches to say something really sarcastic in response to this comment. I suppress it for the most part, but there’s still that urge- I can’t help it, I was born this way.

“What would you do if I took you down right now?” – I would get out of the situation and forever refer to you as “the creep who tried to assault me in public”.

And one of my favorite interactions with a coworker:

“It’s karate?”

“Well, no, it’s more like wrestling,”

“Oh…so karate wrestling.”  

That’s what we’re doing everyone: karate wrestling.

Anyone else have any notable comments you’ve heard over the years about jiu jitsu? Let me know!


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