It’s like the look on her face is saying, “Look, Daddy! Look at how good I can choke Mommy”.
And let me tell you, Daddy was pleased. I mean, obviously, since he took a photo to document it.
So, this begs us to ask a series of questions:
- Do your kids ever “choke you”?
- Do you ever try to hug your spouse only to be met with a fight for the “under-hooks”?
- Do you find that you spend an inordinate amount of time on your “kitchen floor”?
- When you reach out to touch your loved one, do you often and suddenly find yourself in an “armbar”?
- Is there an accumulation of “gis” occupying a large space in a certain area of your home?
- Is your living room or basement floor covered in “mats” ?
If you have answered “YES” to any or all of these questions, you or one or more of your family members may be training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Other warning signs may include (but are not limited to):
- A pile of various “BJJ instructional DVDs” taking up residence by the computer or television.
- A problem with your home computer: slow loading due to the many “online BJJ competition/instructional videos” which are loaded on the desktop and waiting in cue.
- A compulsion for “grip-fighting”, “getting/maintaining top position” or “taking the back” during normal, every-day social interactions.
While there is no hope of completely curing a person or family that is suffering from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training, most of these symptoms can be managed with good communication, self control, or the timely application of a properly executed “tap”. (see picture above)
Finally, for those of you who are not afflicted but have family members who are, BE WARNED: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu may be HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS.