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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    Strategic-tactical optimization in hand-to-hand combat: the mastery of grappling as a determining factor in encounters



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    Is there a point to that video? Most of it isn't in English, and the parts that were seemed to be headlines, rather than information.
     
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    Hi Gpseymour,

    Yes, there is a connection between the video and the article. The video shows some paradoxes and data that better explain the thesis of the article and its data. Indeed it's in Portuguese, but these statements are so short that quickly can be translated.

    Regards
     
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    A lot of people always complains why dudes in street fight vids like to take off their shirts.
     

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