In the majority of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies around the world, they will teach you the sport aspect of Jiu-Jitsu. This means no strikes, and little self defense, but more focus on the modern sweeps, guard passes etc..
We all watch MMA and have seen Jiu-Jitsu in an MMA fight (think of the first UFC’s), but what does a Jiu-Jitsu sparring session look like when you add strikes to the equation?
A Gracie Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Royler Gracie, Moshe Kaitz of Gracie Humaita Israel teaches Jiu-Jitsu the old fashion way: Defending against strikes, weapons and an aggression. When you add striking, there is no room for most types of modern guard that may leave you exposed to strikes.
“This shows our real work and approach to BJJ.
In an era, where the “Berimbolo” and 50/50 are the concern of many of the BJJ ‘s practitioners around the world, many forgot or dont even know the true essence of the original Gracie Jiu Jitsu art, whis is self defense. I am proud to be one of the only instructors in Israel and probably in europe that preserve Helio Gracie’s way.”
Gracie Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Self Defense – GRACIE HUMAITA ISRAEL:
Gracie Jiu Jitsu – Closing the distance – Moshe Kaitz sparring: