Loyalty Is Everything

I was brought up by an old school jiujitsu junkie that trained in Relson’s garage, and as most of you probably know white Gi’s are a thing and more importantly that loyalty is everything. When my dad wanted to return to the mats he searched for 1. A Relson Gracie school, and 2. Relson’s approval. His loyalty never once wavered from day one in a small garage to finally achieving faixa preta (black belt). The most important lesson I have carried with me throughout my jiujitsu journey is that loyalty is an incredibly important yet forgotten value. Looking beyond the IBJJF tournaments, all the various branches and schools of BJJ, Jiujitsu is a martial art first and foremost. I think a lot of people have forgotten that. Remembering the true history of this martial art despite school spats, and disagreements, I think we can all agree that Jiujitsu has played a pretty significant part in our lives. To treat it’s history with anything less than the damn loyalty it deserves is ignorant and tactless. Train hard my friends, and let your actions reflect your art.

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