The Jasper Chronicles

The Journal of a Cynical Dad

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Say Uncle

A recent conversation with a co-worker:

Me: I'm thinking of signing The Boy up for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Co-Worker: Dude. You can't be serious. How old is he?

Me: Two and a half

CW: Do you know what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is?

Me: Isn't it that Brazilian dance mixed with a mock martial-art? The Boy loves dancing.

CW: That's Capoeira.

Me: What's the difference?

CW: Capoeira's is about music and dancing. Jiu-Jitsu is all about choke-holds and submission tactics.

Uh... yeah I think Caporira is the one we want. Although the idea of The Boy choking out another toddler at playgroup makes for a fully excellent visual, it's probably not appropriate playgroup behaviour.