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- Jun 21, 2003
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MichiganTKD said:I think the striking arts have an advantage over grappling for the simple reason that while you are upright you have more options. Not that Tae Kwon Do or the other styles are inherently better, but I think that when you go to the ground, especially on purpose, you limit what you can do.
Upright, you have much better control over your response to a situation. You can block, attack, evade, or run. You can do these against one or several opponents. On the ground, it is simply much harder to pull these off successfully. Not to say an experienced grappler doesn't have options, but I think your options decrease when you are no longer upright.
Another misconception of BJJ. As Ive said before..there are techs that can be applied standing as well as on the ground. It makes me laugh, because every time someone hears the word BJJ they automatically think the ground...not the case at all. Many BJJ fighters punch as well as kick.