135lb Jiu-Jitsu blue belt vs. 175lb 6th-degree black belt in Hapkido
Out of all the martial arts out there for taking on larger opponents, BJJ is by far the best. This is because it focuses on using leverage and technique instead of brute force.
In this video we see a great example of BJJ overcoming someone much larger (40 lbs so) who is also a black belt in the Korean martial art of Hapkido.
Hapkido is an eclectic, self-defense focused martial art that employs both grappling and striking techniques. Compared to BJJ though, it really isn’t on the same level and doesn’t really seem like the most effective martial art regardless.
The BJJ practitioner in this video is also just a blue belt which is the first belt level after white. Now, in most martial arts you wouldn’t think that the first belt level makes you proficient enough to overcome a black belt level opponent in another martial art but BJJ is a little different.
It actually takes quite a bit of time to reach just blue belt level and against someone who’s never trained BJJ you are going to have a huge advantage, even with just a blue belt.
Also, it’s important to note the BJJ practitioner in this video is not only out-sized by quite a lot but he is also only 17-years-old and his opponent is a fully grown man who’s 30-years-old. That means that the Hapkido guy is going to have a large strength advantage in addition to his weight advantage.
All those physical advantages made no difference in this one though as the BJJ blue pretty much dominates his larger opponent with solid skill and technique.
Despite an inexperienced referee who stood them up prematurely, the BJJ blue belt was still able to control his opponent in this style vs style match before he got the armbar from the mount, forcing the Hapkido black belt to tap out.