I normally don't like posting these types of things, but sometimes it's fun LOL. I thought this guy made a good case for Judo over BJJ. Both are great and both emphasize different things. "As far as BJJ vs. Judo i'll have to side with judo from my experiences, but i am not saying bjj is useless by any means. My background is wrestling, judo and only currently about 3 years of bjj. In all the fights i've been in, wrestling and judo have been a better foundation for several reasons outside of dirty street tactics: 1. Balance. Not being able to be thrown off balance or taken down has helped me monumentally as a 60-65kg individual. You can't punch or do anything when you are off balance. 2. Understanding how to control limbs via grips like in judo or meat hooking like in wrestling. Since most people only throw wild rights, it's very easy to collar elbow tie a guy and not be in danger and adjust accordingly after, spin behind, snap downs and so forth. 3. Being able to take the larger person down if you have to, is better suited for judo/wrestling by being able to consistently end up on top, thus controlling and effectively managing damage. Most bjj players can't take people down for beans and this can prove very problematic as the nature of bjj is not focused on take downs enough. I've seen many bjj players end up on their back from drunkards and idiots, though they do get swept most often provided nobody is interfering (ideal scenario). 4. A high velocity take down has, for a number of times, ended fights for me since they generally incapacitate people or cause them to go into panic/turtling. You almost always also, end up in a very dominant position thereafter. 5. The scrappy nature and fast pace of judo and wrestling make for more realistic combat scenarios as said earlier. Your reaction timing is paramount, and bjj is typically too slow to match this. 6. In the event you are thrown/taken off balance, you are more used to this occurrence from hours of take downs and having the wind knocked out of you and can deal with this pressure better and reversing to come out on top (sit outs, switches, hip heists etc). The nature of these two sports is heavily focused on "play for broke" since if you end up in a bad situation, you don't have time to escape, you need to act now. 7. Judo makes throwing larger opponents easier when you understand what throws to use when. I won't uchi mata someone who is 6 foot 200 pounds, that is not likely to work. I may use tani otoshi if i'm caught in a headlock, a single leg, ko-uchi/o-uchi, de-ashi harai. Someone closer to my size, i may back arching throw, uchi mata, then. With all this being said, these still don't account for the intangibles you may encounter. A kick to the kneecap can stop anyone, being hit in the throat hard, eye gouged, nut shotted repeatedly while being punched in the jaw, punched in the back of the neck where it meets the skull etc, will force different reactions from anyone. Most of these can't be trained for, they need to be reacted with. Best bet is to avoid fighting at all costs if you can. Cliffs: I feel judo is better based off my experiences, BJJ will work no doubt, as can many other arts."