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Rampage Jackson Makes Fun of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Rampage Jackson Makes Fun of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

“Butt scooting” in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu often draws humor and criticism for several reasons. To the untrained eye, butt scooting can look awkward or comical. It’s not the dynamic, action-packed image of martial arts that many people expect. BJJ is often associated with explosive takedowns and dynamic movements. Butt scooting can appear passive or overly defensive, contrasting with the more aggressive techniques people might expect.

Those unfamiliar with BJJ may not understand the strategic reasons behind butt scooting. It can be a highly effective way to engage opponents from a seated guard position, setting up sweeps, submissions, and transitions. However, some may view it as an avoidance of stand-up grappling or takedown exchanges, interpreting it as a way to bypass more physically demanding aspects of BJJ.

In more traditional martial arts communities, ground-fighting techniques can be less appreciated. Butt scooting may seem foreign or less respectable compared to traditional standing techniques. In the context of self-defense, butt scooting might be seen as less practical or realistic. Critics argue that in a real fight, staying on the feet is generally preferable.

In some competitions, athletes may use butt scooting to stall or avoid engaging in wrestling exchanges. This can lead to criticisms of it being a “boring” tactic. Different BJJ organizations have varying rules regarding guard pulling and butt scooting. Some purists may view extensive use of butt scooting as exploiting rules rather than demonstrating comprehensive skill.

Within the BJJ community, butt scooting is sometimes the subject of light-hearted jokes among practitioners themselves. It’s a way to poke fun at an aspect of the sport that’s unique and sometimes awkward-looking. Social media and meme culture often amplify and spread jokes about butt scooting, making it a recurring topic of humor within and outside the BJJ community.

While butt scooting may be mocked for these reasons, it remains a legitimate and effective strategy within BJJ. Understanding the tactical advantages and technical nuances can provide a deeper appreciation for this often misunderstood aspect of the sport.

In this hilarious video, MMA legend Quinton Ranpage Jackson makes fun of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Rampage: “I smack people from every country, except for Brazil. They don’t play that!”

Rampage: “What are you doing, man? Come on, let’s fight!”