In Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, perhaps you’ve heard the word Mutuca used. It’s not a slang term, nor is it a curse word. That doesn’t mean you want to be called it, though. Mutuca essentially means horse fly in Portuguese. However, the word takes on a slightly different meaning when applied to Jiu-Jitsu.
The Mutuca in Jiu-Jitsu is the person that’s training for the wrong reasons. A Wuss or a coward, He or she wants to beat some people up on the mat, learn nothing in the process, and then get out of there. Unfortunately, this person embraces none of the values of Jiu-Jitsu and only takes from the art without giving back.
What is Mutuca, you asked? Well, now you know! Don’t be one!