After practically ignoring the martial arts world for the past decade, I decided to visit a few places before the pandemic hit to dip my toes in the proverbial water. I was kind of shocked to find that quite a few of the places I visited had this strong undercurrent of weird incel macho conspiracy political bullshit, and it put me right off again. One BJJ place in particular. Has this become the norm in combat sports these days? What the fuck happened? Is this a UFC/Joe Rogan/Eddie Bravo cultural thing that took over when I wasn’t looking?
And on a related note, are there any no BS Muay Thai or BJJ places in Los Angeles that anyone can recommend?