Chris Haueter is one of the original "dirty dozen"--that is, one of the first twelve Americans to receive a black belt in jiu jitsu. He also happens to be a renowned instructor with a hilarious sense of humor. In the video below--which is making the rounds around the interwebs--Haueter takes some time out at a recent camp to drop some knowledge on the students (along with a bunch of f-bombs). His lecture ranges over a number of interesting topics (watch the whole video for details), but the two things he said that resonated most with me were the following:
His definition of jiu jitsu
“The history of what we do right now is basically Japanese origin, Brazilian modified, American and Russian influenced grappling. It’s not like Helio, Carlos, Carlson, and George suddenly made up this whole jiu jitsu game.”
Hauter’s Golden Rules of Grappling
Rule 1: Be the person on top.
Rule 2: When on top, stay on top.
Rule 3: When on bottom, have an impassable guard.
Rule 4: Never forget Rule 1 (avoid the seduction of the bottom guard)
If you want to better understand why he thinks are the golden rules, watch the video below! It is well worth your time!