Zach has a new hobby, and he is GOOD at it. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a form of grappling that involves mostly wrestling with the intent to gain submissions by either cutting off the opponents air or straining their limbs until they "tap" out. If you discount all the weird flailing and grunting, it's quite the gentleman's sport.
With his background in wrestling, Zach is an excellent Jiu Jitsuer. His first tournament was a few weeks ago, and although I've been forbidden to say he was "giddy with excitement" and didn't sleep well the night before, I will tell you that I've never seen that boy so hyped up.
Unfortunately the memory card with all our pictures from the matches got corrupted, but here's a general idea of what goes on:
|Zach would like to add the disclaimer that he beat this guy previously, and was |
not always belly up.
|To show how in tune these guys are with their competitors, they award 1st place|
with a wooden katana instead of a medal. Legit.