Discovering the Discovered

Every year we celebrate the day Columbus discovered America, he even has his own day, Columbus Day. I’m pretty sure there were already people that lived in the “New World” but somehow he still gets all the credit for the discovery.

I have been discovering so much in Jiu Jitsu, often times things that I have never been shown or have ever seen. I’m tempted to put a name on it like, “The puppet guard” or the “flying kangaroo,” I tend to stay away from the also popular “Heroine Position.” Many times after I discover a position or technique I find a video of it and realize I’m not the only one to have discovered it. It makes you wonder all these “new positions” in Jiu Jitsu are not that new. Just slap a name on it.

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