Can Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Replace Other Martial Arts? No, And It Was Never Meant To

Can Brazilian jiu-jitsu replace other martial arts?

No, and it was never meant to.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a great martial art, and it has many of the answers to the problems that a street fight might throw at you.

But BJJ is not, nor was it ever intended to, be the ultimate martial art.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Eli Knight explains why in this excellent video:

I think that jiu-jitsu has a lot of the answers, but it’s not the most superior martial art in the a given context. You might need to train for the knife, and the gun, and the other other forms of martial arts, too, to make yourself a more complete martial artist, giving yourself a more complete answer for self-defense.

Professor Eli continued:

It [BJJ] wasn’t pitched as, “Our martial art is the best thing in the world.” It was pitched to us as a great martial art that can supplement your martial art that already exists.

You can watch Professor Eli Knight’s video below:

Jiu Jitsu is not the answer.

JIU JITSU IS NOT THE ANSWER: In Conversation with Eli Knight

Posted by Aperture Fight Focused on Wednesday, March 14, 2018


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