250lb football player says he’s too big for Jiu-Jitsu to work – challenges black belt

Monday, October 16, 2017

Although these days most people would associate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a sporting context such as grappling tournaments or mixed martial art competition, it is first and foremost a self-defense system that has always prided itself on being able to defeat the largest and most aggressive of adversaries with correct technique and leverage.

In the following video, a 250lb Football player decides to challenge a BJJ black belt to a grappling match. Although Football isn’t a martial art, it is a sport that involves pushing and pulling opponents who are sometimes upwards of 300lbs, so naturally, this player (in the black shorts) feels his size and strength will be too much for the BJJer.

Unfortunately, the size and strength advantages went away after the football player gets taken down easily in the clinch and from there it’s child’s play for the BJJ’er who has no problem smothering, holding position and getting the submission on his bigger opponent.

How do you think the Football player fared? Check out the entire clip below.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sports system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments, mixed martial arts competition and self-defense purposes. Sparring and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system. [Source: Wiki]

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