July 16, 2007

A New Look

Since my jiu-jitsu rolling and subsequent numerous launderings has reduced my current uniform/gi into something just a step up from threads, I finally bit the bullet last night and ordered this:


Obviously, mine won't have a black belt, but it should still look pretty slick with a blue belt. I'm all about appearances in jiu-jitsu. Oh, sure, I'll still be tapping out and screaming like a girl, but I'll LOOK GOOD doing it, damnit!

Also, I suppose I should do a shameless shout-out to my Brazilian jiu-jitsu school, the Mario Roberto Jiu-Jitsu Association (MRJJA). Rochester, Minn. and surrounding area residents take note: this is THE place to train if you're at all interested in ground-based self-defense or mixed martial arts. Sure, I'm biased, but this is my ThunderJournal, so I'm allowed to be biased, even shamelessly so.

Posted by Ryan at July 16, 2007 09:10 AM | TrackBack

If by "look good" you mean, "look like a character from Double Dragon," then yes, you'll look good.

Jesus, Ryan. This is worse than the tiger poster.

Posted by: Joshua at July 16, 2007 02:05 PM


A Double Dragon reference! You truly are my hero! Oh my God that's hysterical! I can't believe I didn't see that. Oh well.

Thankfully, the guys in the gym have a good sense of humor about such things. I guess it's a good thing I didn't opt for the red gi, because then I would have looked like someone out of "Street Fighter."

Posted by: Ryan at July 16, 2007 02:29 PM

I personally agree with Joshua, the gi does look like something out of Double Dragon. BTW, the MRJJA is definitely THE place to train! It is also the place NOT to take your brand new 'Dragon' blue gi, unless you want to be permanently harassed. :)

Posted by: Mario at July 17, 2007 02:31 PM

Gah, I'm being pre-emptively harrassed by my instructor. This does not bode well for my future. Then again, I get harrassed about 80 percent of the time already in class, so what's an extra 20 percent? Wednesday will be interesting. . .

Posted by: Ryan at July 17, 2007 02:43 PM

Holy shit, Joshua exists!

It could be worse, he could have said Bad Dudes.

Posted by: David Grenier at July 20, 2007 04:15 PM
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