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I should be getting my yellow belt tonight (Wait there's no yellow belts in jiu-jitsu! There is in Can-Ryu. Ah, OK.) and I'm pretty excited. I had my test last Wednesday and it went well. Not a whole lot to it, just various break falls, stances, hold escapes, strikes and a few other techniques.
I have noticed that on many mixed martial arts (MMA) related forums that fans generally and American fans specifically are at a loss to explain why MMA is so popular in Canada. This confusion has persisted in part due to week explanations from Canadian fans and a general lack of knowledge regarding sports culture in both countries. First I should point out that I am not an expert but I think I may have noticed some trends that help explain why MMA has become such a popular sport in Canada.
Sorry for not blogging much for the last while I have been working away on the Second Annual Sandy Hill Holiday Food Drive. I'll write up a blog about that soon.
Lowes which is a large retailer similar to Rona and Home Depot is opening a new store in Ottawa on December 14th. One of the things that Lowes does to promote their stores and give their stores a more human face is to use the store manager in there promotional materials.