Sunday, June 5, 2011

bjj for the streets?

This is a topic that is brought up constantly. A lot of martial arts claim that they are for the streets, but what does that mean?

First and foremost:

Getting into a fight on the streets, where its possible your assailant has a knife or a gun is just STUPID in my opinion.

But, going along those lines, what people really mean by that is fighting someone unarmed if its a life or death situation.


Let me repeat that: LIFE OR DEATH SITUATION

Assuming you actually care about your life, you would be dumb to use techniques that were considered 2nd best or 3rd best when a better option was available.

This means only training something that has been PROVEN to work statistically.

And yes, this eliminates most traditional martial arts that have been defeated with ease in sanctioned MMA fights (And vale tudo fights). If there were a circuit of literally fighting on the streets that were recorded statistically, I would look at that instead, but mma/vale tudo seems to be the closest thing.

Next would be the issue of mixing multiple disciplines up. What is the best way to fight if the fight is standing? What is the best way to get the fight to the ground? What is the best way to fight when on the ground?

This is a very methodical approach to how to train for fighting, and when you look at the evolution of fighters through trial and error, the answer is pretty clear:

Boxing
Muay Thai
Wrestling
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Every single successful fighter nowadays trains the above 4 with equal emphasis on all the disciplines. The sub-par fighters are the ones who lack in an area.

now a video!

22 comments:

Triper said...

Good reading my friend!

Axio said...

Interesting advice, nice post.

non-observant said...

I don't really get martial arts as a sport, just a hobby.

minecraft129 said...

Yeah fighting is more of a hobby then self protection in my opinion.

supertwiks said...

wow very interesting man greatly appreciate it

The R00STER said...

Streetfighting, way too many variables. No matter how good you are there are ways your opponant can get over.

James said...

Nice passage right there.
Keep up the good work broski!

James said...

Nice passage Dude!

Doc_Waffles said...

Nice post and good advice.

Pony said...

Very true stuff, good insight into when martial arts is actually useful.

ThirtySeven said...

I took American Karate for 11 years and got my black belt when I was 15.

If anything, it taught me NOT to fight and made me rather passive aggressive.

Zertuzzi said...

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Expected Destiny said...

very interesting, good read!

Jandro said...

Thanks for the share and the advice. The streets are vicious!

Finding Cheap Homes said...

Its all about going out in style haha

Great post man, keep it up!

Kit said...

I've never done any martial arts, but I've always been interested in Aikido.

Alice said...

I've heard stories of people trying to do spining kicks to fight back muggers and ending up in hospital with knife wounds..

Philip said...

It does seem weird that people train because they assume someone's going to pull a gun on them. Generaly if someone has a gun on them I'd imagine they'd stand far enough away that you couldn't touch them (meaning they could shoot you the second you try something).

However I think it's a good idea to know some form of martial arts/self defence because like you said, you don't want to be 2nd or 3rd best in these kind of situations.

nufcmiles said...

Good post

http://souperawsomeblog.blogspot.com/ said...

This was genuinely interesting, I'd be dead if I got into a situation like that, makes me want to take up a martial art!

Zander said...

Love you page! followed!

Betsy said...

All of the Martial arts are wonderful why The percentage of women in the Jujitsu world is practically small? these videos are very motivational