I wanted to share with you all a video I watched recently and enjoyed (It has been doing the rounds of Facebook so you may have already seen it).
Someone put together a discussion about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu between Joe Rogan and Eddie Bravo and then put some inspirational music on top.
While the discussion does focus on BJJ, they also talk about self-defence in general. Namely, they talk about how puzzling it is that non martial artists who do not know how to defend themselves act aggressively. I have seen many drunken idiots start fights in pubs and nightclubs and then get beaten up because they had never been in a physical altercation before. Which raises the obvious question: Why were they acting that way?
Check out the video below:
Those of you who practice martial arts, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in particular, will enjoy the video.
The one thing that fellow Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners will relate to from the video is the feeling of drowning when you first start grappling. Everyone experiences the feeling of helplessness when they first roll with someone and get manhandled in a way that they did not think possible. It is a truly humbling experience; particularly if you have come from a striking background and did not believe you could be smashed so easily.