Judo vs Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Martial Arts have always held the intrigue of people, make for exciting tournaments and sporting events. There are several varieties and styles of martial arts some that focus on only punching kicking, others that focus on throwing and submitting people. We will focus more on the throwing and submission aspect. Both Judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu are excellent martial arts in their own respect depending on what you are looking for in a martial art and would like to focus on. Judo would be better for standing and throwing combat with little ground grappling as opposed to Brazilian jiu jitsu which focuses the majority of its tactics on ground grappling with some standing combat.

Judo was foundered in Japan by Jigoro Kano over a hundred years ago. The sport derived from Japanese jiu jitsu and focused mainly defending against an opponent by making them lose their balance, and using their body force or momentum to throw someone, and if in an effective position be able to hold down, choke, or submit an opponent. There are three basic techniques in judo which involve standing throws, grappling techniques, and striking techniques. The majorities of judo clubs focus only on standing and the ground portion of judo because in tournaments striking is not allowed. Judo is the second most popular sport in the world behind soccer. Judo became an Olympic sport in 1964 and continues to be one till this day. Judo practice in a dojo usually consist first of warm ups and than a practice of specific throws. After practicing throws an instructor will show the class certain techniques on ground grappling and pair up the class let them practice. Finally students will be paired to practice standup fighting where utilizing the techniques from practice to try and throw an opponent to the floor. This highly competitive sport is not only excellent for self defense it makes for an amazing work out that builds cardio.

Brazilian jiu jitsu is a break off of Japanese traditional jiu jitsu...
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