Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Street Fight
I had a person recently ask me how effective Brazilian Jiu Jitsu would be in a street fight and I just love questions like these. Let’s take a good look at what a street fighter would do with another martial artist who knows Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
I have the highest respect for any practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and I personally think it’s a great martial art, especially when it comes to mixed martial arts fighting in a cage. I really enjoy watching the MMA fights, where you have a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu expert up against another mixed martial artist, who uses Muay Thai and boxing techniques. Those are always a very interesting and exciting match to watch.
As for how effective Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is against a street fighter really depends on the individual. I feel that I can gain something from every martial art and it may or may not be hepful on the street, but keep in mind the streets and fighting in a cage are two different scenarios. I like to learn and be aware of all the other martial arts, so I can look at a person and get an idea of what they know or don’t know. Most martial artist have certain mannerisms and walk a certain way. And I’m fully aware that at all times. I sure don’t walk or talk like them and this really fools them.
Ground Fighting Techniques Are Helpful If You Use The Right Ones
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is well-known for being one of the best ground fighting styles that’s out there, but keep in mind in a street fight, you can get 5 to 10 people ganging up on you and if you’re on the ground, you will get your head kicked in or you will get a knife to your throat. Worse than that you might get a baseball bat to the head with nails sticking out of it or you might get a nice metal chain smashed across your face.
As you’re reading this, you may have some knowledge about the martial arts, but can you survive an attack from five or ten people with weapons and some with guns? I believe in being aware of my surroundings and not putting myself in a situation on the streets, where the odds are not in my favor. When I see a tough martial arts guy walking down the wrong side of the street in an area he shouldn’t even be and I watch him get almost beat to death, I just shake my head. As a street fighter, I don’t walk alone down certain streets unless I have 5 to 10 guys with me with weapons.
The Street Fighters Mindset Is One Of Strategy And Knowing His/Her Surroundings
In the world of martial arts training, this type of mindset of how to survive on the streets is not taught in dojo’s (at least not that I know of). I have a gang of friends and all of us like to street fight, but we know our limits and we know where not to go, because walking into an ambush is pure insanity, but yet trained martial artists will confidently walk into bars or dangerous streets, where they will get killed by an ambush. As I look around online and read other articles, I’m blown away that I’m not reading about a prepared mindset for the streets. I’m not saying, that it’s not out there somewhere online, but it certainly doesn’t seem to be very prevalent either.
Picture a trained martial artist, who doesn’t understand street fighting or the mindset of dealing with chaos, walking down the street and five guys approach him and he goes into a martial arts stance. Now for just a moment, what do you think is wrong with this picture? Mistake number one, he went alone walking down the street where there is known gang activity and it’s dangerous.
Don’t Be The Guy Who Thinks He’s Tough And Walk Right Into An Ambush
Number two, five guys approach him, and he goes into his martial arts stance and one of the gang members pulls out a long metal chain and swings it at the martial arts guy, he goes to block it with his arm and a part of the chain nails him right in the eye and the rest of the gang jump on him and kick the ever loving hell out of him. Once they got him down on the ground, they start stomping on him and kicking him. He’s now got a broken jaw bone and broken ribs! So, how did his martial arts training help him in this situation?
In a real street fight I don’t use a lot of martial arts techniques, but I do mind tricks and I use whatever I have on me or around me to distract and pull some of the dirtiest tricks the person has probably ever encountered. This is about using the element of surprise and to do something that someone has not been trained to handle. On a side note, I saw a beautiful woman one day jogging with some very tight skimpy shorts on and listening to her iPod. Sadly, this young woman is easy prey and a serial killers dream come true.
And to top it all off, she was jogging on a nature trail! Unfortunately, this woman was not trained in street fighting and she was not trained in being aware of her surroundings. How much longer this young woman will be alive jogging on a nature trail by herself is anyone’s guess, but if you’re a woman and you’re reading this, I don’t wan