Does Sport Jiu-Jitsu Help Or Hurt Self-Defense?

The question of whether or not training jiu-jitsu for sport has a real impact on your ability to defend yourself has been debated for years and years among both amateurs and long-time professionals of the art. Some people believe that any amount of martial arts training could benefit you in a self-defense situation, while others think that the false sense of confidence that training sport-based jiu-jitsu can give you could actually put you in more danger.

Jiu-jitsu legend and Straight Blast Gym founder Matt Thornton has his own opinions on the topic, and no matter what your stance is on the issue, it’s super interesting to hear the thoughts of someone who has so much experience in BJJ. Listen to his perspective, and let us know if you agree or disagree with him.



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