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BJJ Review: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Sport or Combat Art

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ("BJJ") is a great sport. Yes, sport. It is full of technical submissions, and the fitness and flexibility gains are a gratuitous byproduct of training the sport. However, it can be argued that typical bjj training does NOT involve a great deal of realistic "street" application. releases a BJJ review.


Westfield, IN -- (ReleaseWire) -- 09/19/2012 -- There is one way to make BJJ effective for street fighting. Repetition. I'm talking about nauseating, mind-numbing repetition of the techniques that can be applied to real-life danger scenarios. In my research, there is only one product that makes this abundantly possible: iGrapple.

In the way it is taught these days, the emphasis is almost entirely on sport competition. In reality, however, people don't wear a gi (conventional training uniform for BJJ and other martial arts) into bars or to movie theaters. Aggressors do not play by the rules that are specifically respected in the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu taught at most modern studios.

To help make the point, here's an excerpt of the BJJ Review from "My point is this - we fight how we train. If your repetition involves sparring with someone who wears a gi (or even practicing no-gi with the same set of rules and limitations), an altercation with a real-life offender will not offer you the relative luxuries you've been training for in a studio. Because of how the mind works, especially under a sudden adrenaline dump, your bjj training is of little to no avail".

Stated differently, the body's natural response to a sudden confrontation is one that releases chemicals which essentially wash out technical training skill recall in just about everyone short of ninja. Most likely, unless a person has trained each technique, specifically, hundreds of times, don't expect that magical leg triangle to materialize in actual battle.

Another limitation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the necessary focus on ONLY ONE opponent at a time. If two dudes corner someone in a bar, BJJ has not trained that person to take out one quickly (via striking) in order to have time and space to grapple with the other. This alone is significant, isn't it?

Again, iGrapple appears to be the only virtual training tool which allows a person to learn moves with great repetition, without a gi, and without the hassles and recurring cost of studio training.

Read the full review Here.