[div class=”notice” class2=”icon”]The following is from an article on DstryrSG, part of the MiddleEasy Network.[/div]
Daniel Rodriguez is a black belt and BJJ coach under Renato Magno (Street Sports BJJ, Santa Monica, CA) and a Pan American Gold Medalist (brown). He’s also a teammate of mine and is our not-so-secret weapon at the academy. He’s contributed to DSTRYRsg a number of times and we are excited he’s back again to share some knowledge with us.
So you’re thinking about visiting a city abroad? Pack your gi and train some Jiu Jitsu while you’re there! Over the last 4 years I’ve been fortunate enough to visit Australia, Japan, China, Ireland, Scotland, France, and England and every time I’ve packed mine. Why? Because when you begin training, not only are you learning a practical martial art for self defense, you’re joining a brotherhood. It’s a brotherhood that has welcomed me with open arms every time I’ve stepped into a different country, and it feels like compensation for all the times you get tapped out at home.
It’s also the best way to meet the locals and enjoy your international travels; and once you know the locals, then you get to see the true character of any city. However, visiting other countries requires certain etiquette.