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Old 11-16-2013, 12:43 PM   #383
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Re: What technique would you apply to neutralize Brazilian Jujitsu attacker

Okay, here is how I see it:

If we agree that Aikido is a standing fighting system designed ideally to defeat multiple standing attackers.


If we agree that BJJ (Judo by another name) is a ground fighting system designed to defeat a single attacker on the ground,

then ~ and perhaps it has already been answered ~ I didn't read the entire thread ~

If I was fighting against a BJJ guy, I'd like to

a) refuse to go to the ground, and avoid the clinch or take down.

b) when the fight does go to the ground, and a skilled BJJ practitioner can get you there easier than you'd care to admit, it's always nice to have a friend standing by, who could come up and kick the BJJ guy in the back of the head and knock him out ~ as the BJJ practitioner is not really trained for multiple attacker scenarios.

c) Even when on the ground, all of the wrist locks still work ~ Nikkio works just as well standing as it does lying on your back ~ you just need a wrist.....

d) answer his BJJ with my own BJJ.

I believe that these two systems are complimentary. In fact, I think of BJJ as Aikido on the ground. They are both effective, and both have their place.


Last edited by iplan : 11-16-2013 at 12:52 PM.

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