BJJ for the Street. Does it work?

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  1. gpseymour

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    I would, but I'm not sure my way is significantly better than starting with something with specific strengths and filling the gaps later.

    That's highly variable. I've had experienced Karateka and Taekwondo-ists come into my program and into classes where I was a student, and not be able to deal with fairly simple grip fighting (I tend to grab an extended guard arm to make room in sparring). I haven't tried taking them down early on, but I've yet to meet someone without grappling experience who wasn't relatively easy to get inside on and get to some sort of takedown, if I could get past their striking. In other words, if their striking failed to keep me away, they didn't have a good answer once I got attached.

    I agree with that.

    I tend to agree with that, too.
     
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    Judo, BJJ, sambo, catch wrestling. I’d say any of these are a great first art.
     
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    Yeah before you can street. You really should be able to fight first.
     
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