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“MMA Guru” Calls BJJ Guys “Soy” & BJJ the Weakest Aspect in MMA

“MMA Guru” Calls BJJ Guys “Soy” & BJJ the Weakest Aspect in MMA

The MMA Guru Criticizes Jiu-Jitsu in MMA

The “MMA Guru” passionately critiques Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners and the effectiveness of BJJ as a foundational discipline for Mixed Martial Arts. He uses Kron Gracie’s performance against Charles Jourdain at UFC 288 to bolster his arguments.

Kron Gracie’s Performance

The MMA Guru begins by expressing his long-standing skepticism about BJJ’s effectiveness in MMA, which he claims was confirmed by Kron Gracie’s poor performance against Charles Jourdain. He labels Jiu-Jitsu as the “most soy” and pathetic among the primary martial arts disciplines in MMA, suggesting that it does not translate well into combat sports.

Comparison with Other Martial Arts

He argues that other martial arts, such as striking disciplines and wrestling, transition more effectively into MMA. According to him, wrestling breeds toughness and resilience, while striking disciplines develop skills that are directly applicable in combat. In contrast, he claims that BJJ cultivates a “soyiness” and lacks the toughness required for high-level MMA competition.

Criticism of Jiu-Jitsu Culture

The MMA Guru also critiques the culture within BJJ, suggesting that it attracts individuals who are less athletic and more intellectual, contrasting sharply with the more physically demanding and aggressive nature of wrestling and striking sports. He describes an anecdote from his Muay Thai training, where he could easily identify the Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the gym due to their different demeanor and activities, such as reading books and appearing less physically imposing.

The Problem with Jiu-Jitsu Purists

He points out that even high-level BJJ practitioners in the UFC, such as Brian Ortega and Charles Oliveira, rely heavily on their striking to set up their Jiu-Jitsu submissions. He asserts that pure Jiu-Jitsu specialists often struggle in MMA because they lack the well-rounded skills necessary to succeed at the highest levels.

Evolution of Jiu-Jitsu in MMA

The MMA Guru acknowledges the efforts of figures like Craig Jones, who are attempting to make Jiu-Jitsu more combat-effective. He believes that for BJJ to remain relevant in MMA, it must evolve to incorporate more practical, fight-ready techniques rather than relying on traditional methods that may not be as effective in a real fight scenario.

The MMA Guru calls for a reevaluation of Jiu-Jitsu’s role in MMA. He argues that the sport needs to adapt to ensure that its practitioners can compete effectively against those with backgrounds in other martial arts. He warns that without significant changes, pure Jiu-Jitsu might become obsolete in the rapidly evolving world of MMA.