Should we drop the word Brazilian from BJJ?
The Gracies have created a pretty vague and somehow over shadowed other lineages that could or claimed direct lineage to Maeda.
Let have a look at Judo.
Judokas often refers to a country to refer to a specific genre of Judo: French Judo or Mongolian Judo comes to mind.
But you would not read that someone add his country name in front of his Judo club to my knowledge.
In fact, usually in Judo no one really put their name or country in front of Judo, they usually just refer to their geographical location instead.
Is it because they still look at Japan as the country of birth of Judo?
Is it because they do not have this complicated lineage and loyalty system that we have in BJJ.?
Should we change for the future of naming Jiu Jitsu?
Add the country
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
American Jiu Jitsu
New Zealand Jiu Jitsu
Or should we do without the country and make the sport and art as international as possible?
It is a delicate issue as we all know that branding of BJJ is already established that I doubt it is worth changing or adapting.
Well apart for nationalism aspirations.
Is it the issue of globalisation versus nationalism?
How do you call Chinese food in China?