Skilled Hawaiian fighters throw down for REAL in parking lot brawl

Saturday, February 15, 2020

These highly skilled martial artists live and train in Hawaii.

Most fights on the street demonstrate conclusively that the participants know how to drink too much, and that is about it – very little technique is in evidence.

However, Hawai’i is a completely different animal.

“Learning jiu-jitsu improves your overall life in every way – to be a better husband, a better father, a better human being and a complete fighter. You will become more secure with yourself.

You will learn how to defend yourself, but in the process of getting there, you also will learn a lot more than just how to be a better fighter.”

Romolo Barros, who founded the Hawaii Triple Crown of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, believes jiu-jitsu has made him a better person.

He was born and raised in Brazil but didn’t learn jiujitsu until he was a senior in high school living in California with his older brother Robson (who also is a black belt), and their roommate was Rorion Gracie, creator of the hugely successful Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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

BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger 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.

In BJJ, there are four dominant characteristics (extracted from the above) that determine most of the differences in performance between any two grapplers.

One each of psychological and technical characteristics and two fitness characteristics.

Here they are, in order of their importance and with a rough percentage magnitude of their importance to the best performance on the mat:

1.) 70% technique (including strategy at high levels)
2a.) 5-15% strength-power
2b.) 5-15% endurance
2c.) 10% psychological characteristics