3 Stupid Things Outsiders Say About Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Here are 3 stupid things outsiders say about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that are false.

1. You mean like a BJ?

You’ve likely heard this one.

A person starts saying how BJJ is BJ because they misheard or misinterpreted you when you said you do BJJ. They say “Oh you mean a BJ. Ha Ha Ha.”


That’s not too clever.


2. BJJ Is Gay

They say it is two men rolling around on the floor like they are making love or something.

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Listen, live life how you wish. The only problem I have is people labeling Jiu Jitsu as an erotic art. So when a person says “it’s gay” they are meaning that when people roll they are having sex or something.


How old are we now. Seriously…

3. You mean people rolling around in pajamas or robes right?

It’s a called a gi. The gi can be used as a weapon and offer hygienic training for starters.

It’s way different then a normal karate kimono and it certainly is not for a pajama party.

Can you think of any others?

List them in the comments on here or facebook….


Ken Primola

author of Smarter Sparring
and BJJ Intelligence