You know that scene in movies where a regular-size person uses leverage to completely dominate a big beefy badguy so that he’ll leave them alone or give them information? That’s a good example of submission, a realistic way for smaller people to gain advantage in a dangerous situation.
We like to think of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as the ultimate martial art for leveling the playing field (or in this case, fighting field). It’s an excellent sport to master because size matters very little while technique reigns supreme. In some ways it’s like chess, simple to learn but hard to master. It’s also about always having a response to your opponent’s move in order to be on top of the situation.
Being “on top” is also appropriate, because most times when BJJ is used the situation ends up on the ground. And the thing is, you took it there, not because it got messy but because you were controlling the situation and it was to your advantage to take it there.
But who is it for? And what advantages can be gained?
It’s For Children: If someone is bullying your child, Jiu-Jitsu is an excellent form of self-defence without having your child look like the bully. After all, some martial arts might send the other kid home with a bloody nose, which makes your child seem like the aggressor. With BJJ, your child can defend him or herself and defuse the situation without causing physical injury.
It’s For Women: Women can be incredibly strong, but less testosterone means that they’ll never get as strong with the same amount of exercise as a man would. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the martial art to know to give you the best chance of getting out of a difficult situation.
It’s For Men: It’s no newsflash, but not every man is the same height and weight as every other man. Big men can use their size (and their anger) to their advantage, but Jiu-Jitsu is an excellent way to balance the situation so that you have the advantage.
And let’s not forget this…it’s fun and great exercise! Get in contact with us so that you can be on your way to a safer you.