The Silly Comparisons People Make Between “Sport” Jiu-Jitsu & “Street” Jiu-Jitsu

Though jiu-jitsu is useful for self-defense, most of us aren’t in constant “street” mode while training at the gym. There are distinct differences between jiu-jitsu for sport and jiu-jitsu for self-defense, but there’s also plenty of overlap. Still, some people insist on criticizing “sport jiu-jitsu” practitioners when they believe their style isn’t perfectly suited for defending against five gun-wielding attackers.

In his latest video, Nick Albin (a.k.a. “Chewy”) of Chewjitsu recalls how one of his own students was criticized for his “sport” style jiu-jitsu during a tournament. Do you agree with his criticism of people who complain about guard-pulling and berimbolos for their lack of “real-world” practicality?


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