Question by jbriant399: What is the difference between Jujitsu is Brazilian Jujitsu?
What is the difference between Jujitsu is Brazilian Jujitsu and what is more effective in a fight situation. I have been told that Brazilian Jujitsu is superior because their training is more situation oriented whereas traditional Jujitsu is more like stand there and let me put you in arm bar.
Answer by mac1hull
Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, BJJ or basically just Judo, is just a knock-off of Kodokan Judo invented by Dr. Jigoro Kano.
Japanese Jiu-jitsu has many, many styles and is very effective in a street fight.
Because most of the Japanese Jiu-Jitsu techniques are extremely dangerous, such as eye gouges or live sword techniques, they cannot be praticed in sparring (without maiming or killing your partner). So those very dangerous finger breaking, eye gouging, leg cranking, neck snapping, skin ripping, ear tearing, wrist breaking techniques are practiced in either ‘kata’ or ‘waza’.
Like a boxer beating on a heavy bag or speed bag or shadow boxing, a lot of nasty Jiu-Jitsu techniques are practiced safely in kata or waza.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a ring fighting sport for trophies in front of screaming ticket buying fans$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ . BJJ does not teach you how to defend against weapons, multiple attacks, or how to use weapons.
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