What Gives Jiu-Jitsu The Advantage Over Karate and Taekwondo
Jiu-Jitsu & Karate may look like similar styles of martial arts but there are a number of very different characteristics.
Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art characterized by kicks, punches, devastating throws, take downs, sweeps, joint locks and limb manipulation, chokes, and controlling positions. Aside from wrestling and judo, it is one of the only martial arts that offers the unique advantage of taking another human being to the ground where only skills specific to ground martial arts will prevail.
Unlike Karate, Jiu-Jitsu's main focus is on self-defense.
In contrast Karate that only teach stand up techniques, Jiu-Jitsu teaches how to compete and control your opponent from being on your feet to defeating them on the ground. With statistics showing 90% of fights going to the ground it is obvious that the one that has the best ground skills is going to have a serious advantage. For those that wonder how this affects it’s use as an efficient form of self-defense it is important to remember where it came from.
As opposed to martial arts like Karate that rely on power and hard strikes to do damage to an opponent, Jiu-Jitsu can be easily used by anyone of any size against a larger and stronger opponent. Jiu-Jitsu focuses on technique and strategy instead of brute strength. It certainly takes a lot more effort and energy to beat down a large opponent than to choke one out or submit them using a joint lock. This makes Jiu-Jitsu a great martial art for men, women, teens and kids alike. The other advantage this form of fighting has over striking arts is that is offers more control in real life situations. While it might sound cool to some, a poorly thrown punch can easily end some one’s life even if it wasn’t your intention. This can have serious consequences even if you were defending yourself. Jiu-Jitsu can still be deadly if needed, but better than that it offers an easy way to take control of an attacker and render them unable to attack until they give up, calm down or help comes along.
10 REASONS MARTIAL ARTS BENEFITS KIDS
Warning Signs to run from a Karate school.
The dojo advertises as “Non-Contact Karate”.
You are awarded black belt in 3-4 years.
Your sensei is a “5 th dan or above, yet is 30 years or younger.
Black belt course is super expensive.
You are never taught (applications) to moves.
There are camouflage belts.
There are 12-year old black belts.
Kata there are way too many of them.
You are required to compete.
Defense against baseball bats by blocking.
Self-defense, it’s always based on a scenario where your opponent steps towards you with a straight punch and then leaves his/her arm dangling in front of you as you execute 5-10 different finishing techniques.
Students scream more than they bow.