Who are the Jiu Jitsu/MMA heros?
Wed, 2006-09-27 12:24 — Gumby
Got to thinking after re-reading my Blog entry and reading some comments made: My Real Start in Martial Arts
Point being, I didn't want to judo when I was younger, I wanted to do Karate because of Bruce Lee (which doesn't make sense either).
If someone young want to get into martial arts, who are their role models going to be now?
I don't know if any of the MMA stars qualify, because I don't know if MMA is appropriate for young children (then again, neither were Bruce Lee movies). If there is an MMA/Jiu Jitsu star that qualifies, it would have to be Royce Gracie, although he may have lost some luster after losing badly to Matt Hughes.
Maybe the PowerRangers? Final Fu? I don't know, I don't really have a good answer for this. But to a large extent, someone who can capture kid's imaginations is going to have to step forward to really take this sport to the new next level.
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