Last Saturday I received email from a few of the Mighty 600,000 letting me know about an article by Sherdog’s Jake Rossen called UConn’s College Credit for Jiu-Jitsu. In the article Rossen mentioned his concerns about what may be a dilution of Brazilian jiu-jitsu or making fast-food martial arts. He wrote, “It’s domesticated, convenience store martial arts, and a pacifist’s weapon that could be misappropriated.”
To be clear, he also pointed out some benefits of offering jiu-jitsu in such an environment. In any case, the email I received from FightWorks Podcast listeners expressed concern about some of the assumptions made by Rossen in his piece.
I thought this would make for a decent conversation on the tomorrow’s episode. On Sunday and yesterday I emailed Rossen to see if he would like to come on our humble BJJ internet radio show and discuss the topic a bit, but unfortunately I did not hear back. I am sure he receives a lot of email so it’s possible that ours were lost in the shuffle. In any case the invitation is still open if he is interested.