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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – The Great Ego Destroyer [Documentary]

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – The Great Ego Destroyer [Documentary]

This amazing documentary was made by David Torres Labansat exploring the subject of how BJJ impacts people’s lives by making its practitioners more humble and sincere. After seeing this documentary and getting to know David personally I asked him if I could share it on my channel since I really liked the message it delivers and David was kind enough to allow me to do it. So without further adieu – enjoy “The Great Ego Destroyer”.

A description by David himself:
The main topic of this documentary is the psycho-social impact that brazilian jiu jitsu has on the daily life of ordinary people, including the directors´. By being part of it, it becomes inevitable to adopt a life style in which they can fight their frustrations redirecting them to the practice of this discipline. If emphasizes the importance of working together with all kind of different people and learning from each other, in order to make ourselves strong enough to achieve inner peace, and how although we all have the same goal, it can be reached in several ways, narrated by the point of view of its participants.

Watch a discussion with the creator of the documentary here:

More videos by David:

Welcome to the Martial Arts Journey YouTube channel!

My name is Rokas. I’m a Lithuanian guy who trained Aikido for 14 years, 7 of them running a professional Aikido Dojo until eventually I realized that Aikido does not live up to what it promises.

Lead by this realization I decided to make a daring step to close my Aikido Dojo and move to Portland, Oregon for six months to start training MMA at the famous Straight Blast Gym Headquarters under head coach Matt Thornton.

After six months intensive training I had my first amateur MMA fight after which I moved back to Lithuania. During all of this time I am documenting my experience through my YouTube channel called “Martial Arts Journey”.

Now I am slowly setting up plans to continue training MMA under quality guidance and getting ready for my next MMA fight as I further document and share my journey and discoveries.

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