The efficiency of Jiu-Jitsu: incredibly quick choke out

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art combat system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting fundamentals that were taught by a number of individuals including Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda, and Soshihiro Satake.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of Judo through Carlos and Helio Gracie as well as other instructors specifically for street self-defense and to prove that size and strength are not everything.  Years later it is still being utilized by nearly every mixed martial artist on every level.

Helio Gracie was often described as small and frail which immediately put him at a major disadvantage when it came to combat sports so if he wanted to be competitive he had to figure something out.  What he figured out revolutionized martial arts and is beautiful in its simplicity: technique and leverage will overcome nearly any size and strength advantage.

What Helio developed was a method of utilizing technique and various leverage points to nullify his opponent’s strength and size advantage.  This became the epitome of what defines Brazilian/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

In the video below we witness one man using a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique to choke his friend unconscious.  First and foremost, it is never okay to choke your friend as the consequences can be devastating and these type of techniques should be trained in a controlled setting under the supervision of trained professionals.

Remember: it is never okay to choke your friend…unless he is wearing a cutoff Slayer shirt…just kidding; I have nothing against people who love Slayer.

What we see demonstrated in the video below is the efficiency, effectiveness, and quickness in which this technique can be used in a self-defense situation.

Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…

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