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wee steve Newbie 12 posts
Hi i have been enjoying studying Traditional Ju-Jitsu for the last six months purely to get fit and as a source as self defence. I have enjoyed it very much but i have noticed a slightly negative view of the traditional style and wondered why? I have enjoyed studying what i would consider a complete style of self defence (i.e 1 with strikes, throws, locks and grappling) so why the negativety? What are the weakneses?
sl Resident 855 posts
The grappling is pants in TJJ. Believe me im a former TJJer.. The problem with TJJ is that it is taught by people that believe that its all you need. TJJ is good but its not the complete package, maybe BJJ isn't ?? I wouldnt say everyones opinion is negative it just hasnt progressed in the way other martial arts have.
sl Resident 855 posts
Just re-read my post :-O grapplin in TJJ :-))

The only thing i remember is escaping from headlocks on the ground
Robsco 1319 posts
TJJ is more for taking care of a drunk uncle at a party.

But it really depends on your instructor. If they stick to a strict Japanese style, then it might be pants. If they incorporate more grappling, more boxing, etc. then it'll obviously be better.

I used to love doing TJJ, but after a while it got a bit stale and i needed something more.
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sl Resident 855 posts
yeah i agree... the static right hand punch began to bore me... But its a good grounding for other MA.
andy Resident 729 posts
bjj sucks
"no weapon formed against me shall prosper"