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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is considered by many people to be the most effective form of self-defense existing today!! It is celebrated as an equalizer for the smaller weaker person. This is because it is a grappling art that focuses on ground fighting and using leverage and technique instead of brute strength. Its focus is not striking, but rather a series of chokes and submissions that will leave an attacker either unconscious or badly injured allowing for the victim of an attack to be able to get away safely and with minimal damage.

Why the focus on ground fighting instead of the fancy kicks and life ending punches that you see in all the martial arts movies?

Well, if you have ever seen a street fight or watched one on worldstarhiphop.com then you know that 95% of those go to the ground, so it only makes sense that we learn to defend ourselves on the ground.

How does it allow for a smaller weaker person to defeat a bigger stronger opponent?

The first big thing is that the fight happens on the ground for the most part. This allows for use of another plane to push off of and gain better leverage. This doesn’t exist if you are standing exchanging blows with someone. The other thing is that it uses the attackers force and strength against them. If they push hard or attack fiercely the BJJ practitioner simply absorbs and redirects this energy where they want it to go.

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