Smashers Anonymous

Me: Hi, my name is Paul, and I like to smash people at open mat. All: HI PAUL Me: It’s been 17 days since I last smashed someone. All: [applause] Me: I’ve been having a hard time lately. I know I’m not supposed to break my toys, but my sparring partners get all tense and […]

Context Matters

There’s been a lot of talk lately about sport jiu-jitsu and self defense jiu-jitsu. It’s easy to find an opinion that tells you what you want to hear. Some will tell you a good sport jiu-jitsu student is good enough for any normal street altercation. Others say that your jiu-jitsu isn’t complete without self defense […]