Flu Jitsu

My friend Anna (the first female blue belt in Ukraine!) and I are both sparring with FLU JITSU tonight.

My second motifake poster!

I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about sick + BJJ and get your thoughts.

My advice if you are sick:

1. DON’T GO TO CLASS. Seriously. Don’t infect your teammates. You might feel up to going to work or school, but being in such close contact with people–ICK!

2. SCORE AS MANY POINTS AS YOU CAN Think of it as the Flu Jitsu Mundials. Take down that flu by scoring as many points as you possibly can. Don’t tap!

4 3 2 -1 1


Flu shot Russian sauna/
Korean spa
___________Hot water & lemon

Lots of water

Going to class
__________Sneezing into your hands

Cold air



doctor visit_________

bed rest

washing hands

Vitamin C/
Herbal or folk remedies/

3. If you’re in Korea and you have national insurance, GO TO THE DOCTOR. It is SO CHEAP to go to the doctor in Korea. Today I spent 4,200 won on the doctor PLUS flu shot (less than $4), and 6,100 for all my five days of medicine (less than $6). So if it’s cheap, DO IT! ๐Ÿ™‚

4. HIGHER CONSTITUTION Yes, it’s a long term goal, but darn it, I’m putting all my ability points into constitution! Remember–higher constitution = less sick time! (D&D joke)

5. ____________________ This is where YOUR advice comes in.

  1. Haha, I definitely agree that you shouldn’t go to class and grapple when you are sick. Same goes for when you have ringworm or (even grosser) staph. Respect your teammates!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Btw, funny points for making sickness into a competitive sport. Although, I would make it +1 if you go zombie mode and infect someone you don’t like on purpose. Just kidding. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • @Allie my friend Eddie wrote this on my Facebook: “Roll with the best person in the gym, get them sick and then tap them out…”

      You guys make me lul.

  2. @ Allie – about “+1 if you go zombie mode and infect someone you donโ€™t like on purpose.” Me like this one.

    @ Julia – I posted on this topic yesterday. See “You’ve Been Exposed” on my blog. And please, get well soon.

    • Thanks for the link! I feel miles better today after popping all the pills from the doctor. Scored 9 points yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚

      Will wait to go back until tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™ Don’t want the flu to lull me into a false sense of security & then make me tap.

  3. I find the best way to get over a flu like illness is to wait until the worst has passed and then, in a warm wet room (not sauna room) do something that will A) heat your body from within (search for Sadie Nardini on youtube, her stuff is awesome, and brutal) and B) make you gas (running in place and burpees); preferably in that order. You’ll hate me for it but it’s worked for me in the past. I should also add that I’m not a doctor or a medical professional.

    Or you could always have a paladin lay on hands. Just make sure they’re a paladin. Not that I’ve ever been fooled like that.

    • Or you could always have a paladin lay on hands. Just make sure theyโ€™re a paladin. Not that Iโ€™ve ever been fooled like that.

      THAT is pure lulz. Thank you for the laugh.

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