The most common question I’ve heard: “What is bjj?” It’s actually a lot of different things. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but I do know what it’s not.
BJJ is a martial art that combines striking, grappling, and submission. In the simplest sense we can look down the street and see a woman on either side of us, but the more specific definition is that we are all looking down the same street at each other. The art combines the rules of judo, kickboxing, karate, and Tae Kwon Do.
It’s a style of fighting that combines the principles of Judo, Tae Kwon Do, and Japanese karate. BJJ is a mixture of them all. It’s not a specific style, it’s the style of fighting that combines all the best parts of these three. If you want to see an example of BJJ grappling, check out BJJ BJJ is most often practiced in the United States, but it’s also practiced in Japan, Korea, and Australia.
BJJ is as much Japanese martial arts as Judo or Tae Kwon Do. Although there have been a few BJJ schools in the United States, we’re the first to admit it doesn’t have a lot of international appeal. It’s not really like fighting karate or judo, its more like a combination of these martial arts that combines the best of various cultures.
BJJ is best described as a “hybrid,” a combination of Japanese and judo, or judo and karate. Its not just one martial art, but many. Some BJJ is “judo-like”, but others are jujitsu-like, or tae kwon do-like, or budo-like. All of these styles of BJJ combine the best of two different martial arts, just in a different way.
Some of the more common techniques BJJ uses are the standing leg raise, the side leg lock, the hip lock, the arm lock, the side leg lock, the leg lock, the elbow lock, the armlock, the leglock, the head lock, the headlock, the face lock, and the armlock. It’s really that simple. In BJJ, the techniques are chosen and combined to create a combination that will work best against the opponent.
The standing leg raise is one of the most common BJJ techniques. A leg raise is a very common technique because it’s easy to learn and most people are already skilled in it. It’s a great way to create distance between the opponent and your feet.
Its very similar to the standing guard (a technique that involves your feet facing your opponent and the palms of your hands facing each other). BJJ stands for Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
The standing leg raise is a very common submission technique. It can also be used to gain an advantage by pushing your opponent’s knees out or in so you can apply pressure on them.