When I tell people that I train Brazillian Jui Jitsu they have no idea what I'm talking about.
They always think that I'm talking about traditional Ju Jitsu. Unfortunately I cannot let this go. I have an uncontrollable urge to explain the difference between BJJ and TJJ.
What baffles them is the Brazillian link, and to be honest it baffles me slightly too.
To the best of my knowledge, the Brazillians (Gracies) didn't actually 'invent' BJJ. They just chose to focus on the ground aspect of Judo becasue Olympic Judo was going to much the other way. IE: no groundwork, just stand up and throws. I normally end up saying that BJJ is really 'old style Judo' rather than a specifically Brazillian art.
Is this an accurate way of describing the Brazillian link, or am I doing them a disservice?