Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s training methodologies

BJJ methodologies is another distinguishing feature from traditional JJ styles.

The training methodology that is used to teach his positional strategy and techniques to learners.

Ground combat is real while often the traditional JJ is learned almost exclusively through kata, a series of predetermined movements sequenced and applied to a fully cooperative partner where there is no target contact during technical simulations of strokes, projections and the training partner passively panders to the predetermined techniques.

In the BJJ, rolling is always non-cooperative, a way of training more like the Judo fight.

This BJJ approach was introduced by Maeda (Kano’s top student) who made the randori (real training) the center of his training method.

The BJJ is based on techniques applied to a non-cooperative partner who resists your pressures and attacks and who in turn does everything to apply his techniques and achieve victory.

This is the real grappling sparring, the so-called rolling.

During this sparring on the ground if either opponent is in trouble can tap out which is the submission signal and indicating that you have to stop the technical execution.

The method develops the real skills

This method allows you to acquire a real ability to apply grappling techniques on someone who does not cooperate and who counterattacks with his techniques.

As you can imagine, this is much more useful than working through predetermined figures and attacks, typical of katà-based methods.

To work safely during this real sparring, the students work on the tatami, with mouthguards, shells, para ears, and can not apply the blows and clearly can not use applications of levers to the fingers, fingers to the eyes, grab the hair, blows to the genitals or other incorrect tactics that can instead be used in a real fight to defend themselves.

Practice has shown several times that the fight is a powerful equalizer and that it is very effective in a real clash.

Training in these grappling techniques in sparring sessions, learners constantly work on levels of emphasis and real dynamics with an approach that is similar to real combat apart from using illegal techniques

This approach allows you to have a more real approach to combat than many other training methods also very sponsored.

The same positional strategy and movements, combined with solid finalization skills gained in hard daily fights in the gym, allow the BJJ’s renowned success in real combat.

The BJJ and MMA

Many MMA practitioners practice BJJ and put on MMA gloves by rolling to add the shots that the sports regulation provides and that brings the practice to a different and somewhat more complex strategic level and strategic level.

The BJJ allows virtually any kind of submission through levers, strangulations and painful pressures, and this variety of possibilities makes it adept at defending the entire finalization landscape and in all parts of the body.

This is not trivial because many other wrestling sports such as Judo’s rand, but other styles of grappling also prohibit certain techniques of submission while BJJ sparring is quite unrestricted.


Examples of technical limitations:

  • Judo only consents to elbow levers and strangulation.
  • Sambo, on the other hand, forbids strangulation and
  • The Olympic Fight prohibits any kind of finalization technique.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s training is done with the gi (kimono) and without.

This is a huge advantage because it allows you to know even these training variables which is fundamental to make versatile and keep a mind ready to adapt to the context.

Although there are several philosophies about Gi or No Gi training.



Now I think the difference between the BJJ and the JJ is a little clearer.

Beyond the name is that the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is much more similar in form and practice to other fighting styles than to traditional Ju Jitsu.

I also believe that in recent years there has been a huge evolution of the BJJ and that the focus has shifted beyond the Gracie family thanks to competitions where other schools have also shown athletes and technical levels of the highest level and value.Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs Ju Jitsu Traditional Fighting Tips - Street Fight Mentality & Fight Sport

The choice between Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and traditional Ju Jitsu!