How to deal with groin attacks using Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
If you’re someone who trains in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or even mixed martial arts, you’ve more than likely run into a “Traditional Martial Artist” (TKD, Ninjitsu, Kung Fu etc) that still seems to think that those styles are ineffective for “real” fighting. Yes despite the well documented success of Royce Gracie against larger, stronger opponents in the early UFC tournaments and the continued evolution of the sport of mixed martial arts there are still naysayers out there.
One of the most popular claims by a “Traditional Martial Artist” is that in a “real” fight, grappling techniques would be ineffective as they could just grab and strike your balls to get out of any position.
So if you find yourself in this very situation in a fight how should you respond?
In the following video 5th degree Carlos Gracie Jr black belt; Vinicius ‘Draculino’ Magalhães breaks down the flaws in this claim and what you can do to make your attacker pay for trying to fight dirty.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art, combat sport 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. However it can be used in some self-defense situations and does serve its purpose. Sparring (commonly referred to as rolling) 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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