What a delicious movie. The pacing and the tone of the story telling, the practice sessions and the conversations between Mickey and his family and his students all remind me of life in a BJJ academy. For all of the fierceness and brutality built into jiu jitsu techniques, there's a gentleness too. We don't hurt our training partners.
I figure out life problems and issues by training and playing jiu jitsu. As in the movie, you take care of your business, leave it all on the mat. Then, go back to your regular life.
Thank you to the makers of this movie. Because of the pandemic, people aren't training and some BJJ schools are closing. We need to keep this martial art alive for generations to come. Hopefully, this movie will inspire new people to join in and others to continue training, despite their age or physical limitations.