- Feb 23, 2014
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Judo is awesome. Sambo, Catch wrestling, Shuai jiao... lots of options. You can get solid grappling training outside of BJJ. Doesn't change my opinion that a grounding (no pun intended) in grappling should be considered essential. And, in my opinion, it needs to come from a primarily grappling art.
BJJ has the benefit over most of those others in that it emphasizes the guard. But, I'm a fan of any sound, grappling instruction.
The guard is taking a back seat a bit with our guys in favour of turtle and standing up.
Because you are just not safe there any more.
Even bjjers are going off it a bit.