I would be remiss if I did not mention the crazy popular song Gangnam Style by PSY. Wait – you haven’t been infected by it yet? You don’t know what I’m talking about? Here it is:

If you want to know more about what the song is about, EatYourKimchi did a video and blog post about it  and there’s a “deeper” blog post over on The Guardian. I had to mention this song because NOT ONLY am I in Korea, but I live and do jiu jitsu only one metro stop away from THE Gangnam! In fact, I can walk there! At my gym every day we’ve really gotten into the Gangnam Style routine.

It’s easy! Here’s how you do it:

This is so easy to incorporate into your Jiu Jitsu gym routine. Do what we in Korea do: rather than run, we now gallop:

We work on back strengthening exercises while our instructor does a running man:

Our warmups now always include the horsey-dance.

For coordination we work on this move with our partners:

Instead of saying “osssss” we say:

Dear lord, you do realize I was joking, right? This has NOT infected our gym, despite us being in Gangnam Style territory, but when I went out to noraebang (Korean karaoke) my Korean friend not only sang it, but did the horsey dance. Honestly, I don’t really get it and find it annoying, but it’s slowly growing on me, a bit like Napoleon Dynamyte did.

However, I do need to issue this warning, because even if you dislike Gangnam Style absolutely, you must be aware:

So what about you guys? What do you think of Gangnam Style? Like it? Find it annoying? Confusing? And to keep this barely related to bjj – have you heard this in your gym?