Advantages of Learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:
The originality and genius of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training method is found in the manner in which students are taught and trained in the techniques of Jiu Jitsu. Live sparring or randori, also known as “rolling,” where students try to apply technique on an uncooperative opponent, is part of most classes. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is more effective than many martial arts because of the removal of “dangerous” elements (such as strikes and kicks) so that students can train at full speed with full power on fully resisting opponents with the “safe” techniques that remain.
The live training method with safe techniques minimizes risk of injury to the students, provides crucial expertise in applying techniques on a resisting opponent, and provides a more thorough workout. Safe technique does not mean ineffective, but technique that can be used without harming your opponent in live training so long as the participants agree to stop when the techniques have been successfully applied or the opponent asks you to stop by “tapping out.”
The live training method develops greater physical and mental agility because students become familiar with the feeling of applying technique on a live, resisting human being, which is far more difficult than applying technique on a cooperative training partner in a choreographed manner, as is common in most traditional martial arts training.