Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Vs Other Forms Of Martial Arts

There are so many styles of martial arts in a wide range of thought and style. With new hybrids and disciplines still being created even in the past few decades.

So, with that in thought, and with so many styles on offer, what makes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu so special? Why should you be doing it? Why is it “better” than other forms of martial arts?

Brazilian Jiu jitsu has been around since the 1920s but grew rapidly in the late 90s when it was shown that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fared much better than any other form of martial arts in effectiveness and versatility.

In the end, the ultimate question does come down to your own preferences and needs. However, I can tell you 5 main reasons why many have chosen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and have never looked back

  1. Fairness – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has grown popular as the martial art which values technique over athletic ability. A small, weak competitor will be on equal grounds with a taller, heavier opponent. It doesn’t discriminate based on age, gender or racial differences and attracts people of all backgrounds.
  2. Peaceful – It is an effective but more peaceful alternative to other disciplines. “Jiu” loosely translates as tender or gentle, and jitsu translates as “technique”, or “trick”. Therefore, the idea of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is to be able to use just enough force, leverage and position to deescalate a situation.
  3. Unique – Many disciplines of martial arts will focus on refining and perfecting katas, which are movements that only have one form of execution. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques on the other hand, allow individuals to absorb the techniques and evolve into their own respective style.
  4. Low impact – The risk of injury from Brazilian Jiu jitsu is very low compared to other martial arts. Several martial arts will focus on striking the opponent, but Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focuses on techniques such grappling and leverage, which are low impact, therefore reducing the chance of injury.
  5. Interactive – Many martial arts require drills, which are practicing the same technique over and over again, but Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training largely involves training with a partner, and is therefore highly interactive and has a real world application to the technical skills being taught.

So, these factors have played heavily into why many would choose Brazilian Jitsu as a form of martial art. If you are interested and want to see what it is like, why not take advantage of our current promotion below.

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