One of the challenges in the modern Jiu Jitsu is the artful skill of Manscaping. It is finding the challenging balance between Sphinx smooth, that just screams pre-pubescent boy and Wookie.
Take for instance my chest. It seems like pilgram hairs on my chest have slowly been journeying out from the twin towns of nipple to form one big nation. Now some of those hairs have headed south. At the same time the hairs located at Belly Button Central have decided to expand North. Eventually those two nations will meet.
Rolling with the hairy guy :(
On the mat do I want to wear an angora chest cardigan? Nobody likes rolling with a guy who looks like he's smuggling a small endangered critter in his jacket. So you have to keep that thing manscaped.
The trouble with chest topiary is as you start to trim up the landscape you've got to pick a setting. Sure a number 2 all over will say, yup I've gone through puberty and I have quality chest hair. It also says I respect our roll so I'm keeping the forest in check.
The manscaping options
Alternatively some of us get quite wild, we grab our significant others Venus Quad-Blade Lady Razor. Start out on the legs churn through three of those moisturized blades and rip through, arms, legs, chest, back, belly to end up looking like a Spartan Warrior.
That technique is great for about 3 hours and then you get a screaming five'o clock shadow all over. So you consider waxing. That my friend is no place for a gentleman, every lady has a secret desire to relish a mans pain of waxing. In the same way we battle Man Flu. I'm pretty sure that waxing for men is always way more painful than ladies....don't do it. Ladies sense blood in the water and look for a grimace of pain.
So we get back to the Manscapery that seems so necessary in Jiu Jitsu. Keep a little of the landscape. Enough to say Man, not enough to say Bear. The last thing your partner wants is a big sweaty thicket of chest hair slammed up on their face.