Old School Jiu-Jitsu Manifesto
This book is for those who still follow the old school jiujitsu way. Its purpose is to give a voice to the original fighting art of jiujitsu and differentiate it from modern sport jiujitsu. It’s a manifesto - a statement of principles. Rather than an argument to convince or convert, this book explains plainly what many refuse to acknowledge. Jiujitsu is no longer a unified system. Increasing differences between traditional self-defense jiujitsu and sport jiujitsu dwarf any similarities left between the two such that they are now completely different styles. Despite the name, old school jiujitsu represents a mindset and method rather than a time period. It continues in the tradition of its Japanese roots while following the original intentions of its Brazilian founders. Old school jiujitsu also draws upon the ideas and experiences of the pioneers who spread the art around the world. It honors those in modern times who continue the legacy of the original art just as it dismisses early attempts to steer it in the direction of common sport. The ideas in this book often run counter to modern mainstream thought about jiujitsu, and in true manifesto style, opinions will be polarized. Readers will likely either love or hate it. Agree with it completely, or laugh it off as the antiquated ramblings of a disgruntled oldster. Regardless, the spirit of the old school will never die – those who believe as I do will continue its legacy out of duty and love. Those dedicated to the old school way will hold the line in our own academies, with our own students, and on our own mats. We do so because it’s our passion and our obligation, and no trend will ever divert us from our charge.The Old School is the Best School.
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