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:
“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!