Jiu-Jitsu

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The most deceptive art of all, Jiu-Jitsu. Unless you’ve gotten the opportunity to “roll” (a term used to describe full contact submission grappling on the ground without any strikes, punches, knees, or elbows) with a legit black belt then you will be limited on the full extent of the arts strength and capabilities. One of the few arts which proves a mans size is only advantageous if applied with the right technique. The art revolves more about controlling your adversary with grappling as opposed to striking with punches or kicks. In Jiu-Jitsu, a submission attempt is the most common form of attack. Jiu-Jitsu practitioners become experts at applying submissions from just about any position while on the ground, and it’s usually very unexpected. Since the airing of the first Ultimate Fighter in 1993, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gained immediate respect and massive attention. Back then it was very rare for a fighter, who was not Brazilian, to be a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, let alone a black belt. Nowadays, every fighter on the roster has some kind of Jiu-Jitsu pedigree; the ones that don’t, usually go to sleep.

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