I started jiu-jitsu in 2004 when the internet was still young. And I’m not just being facetious when I say that.
- Instagram, founded 2010.
- Twitter, founded 2006.
- YouTube, founded 2005.
- Facebook, founded 2004.
That third bullet point is the one worth squinting at. Let me reiterate: when I started jiu-jitsu YouTube did not exist.
So where did we go for mindless entertainment? How did we learn elaborate moves that are as stylish as they are impractical?