Is Self Defence still a Thing in BJJ? Should it be one or not?

Is Self Defence still a Thing in BJJ? Once again, the points of view may differ widely!

With the ongoing “sportization” of Jiu Jitsu, more and more Schools emphasize mainly on BJJ as a sport, aiming competitions.

Do not get me wrong, each Academy is free to focus on whatever seems the most important to them.

The remaining question is: what significance does Self Defence have to them?

In this article, I will share my personal point of view with you, which will also give you an insight view how I consider the topic “Self Defence”.

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The importance of training BJJ in a Gi

The term Gi, from Japanese « Keikogi » (literally: practice clothes) is the correct word for what is commonly called a Kimono (Kimono literally meaning « Thing to wear », which denominates traditional daily clothes in Japan).

The fabric is specially woven to withstand hard Training sessions. Let’s have a look on this Topic!

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