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April 13, 2013


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The reason Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is such an effective martial art is that it uses leverage to beat an opponent and not strength. For instance in Karate or Kung Fu striking is of the upmost importance, but in BJJ it is not. Simply because a smaller person striking a much larger person may not give that person any damage. This is why there are weight divisions in boxing. A smaller boxer in general will not do enough damage to really hurt a heavyweight. This all goes back to strength.


On the other hand when two people clinch up and the fight goes to the ground, no longer is strength the main weapon. Instead knowledge of leverage is what will win. Let me be clear, strength is not a bad thing, but the fighter with more knowledge of BJJ will usually always win the fight.


This is why BJJ is such an effective martial art, because it uses leverage not strength to beat its opponents.


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