Borrowing the Master’s Bicycle

And other essays on Brazilian jiu-jitsu

By Mark “West Side” Johnson

Borrowing the Master’s Bicycle: and other essays on Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Mark Johnson

Copyright 2012 by Mark Johnson

Smashwords Edition

For those who believe in jiu-jitsu

Table of Contents:

Foreword by Kid Peligro


  1. Stages

  2. The Tao of Darth Vader

  3. Jiu-Zen: rolling meditation (jiu-jitsu is a Zen art)

  4. The Temple

  5. Conquer I

  6. Jiu-Jitsu Saves

  7. The Gods, Saints, and other Deities of the Arte Suave

  8. Super Powers

  9. The Perpetual White Belt

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