Interesting Article on What Wrestlers and Judokas Have that BJJ Players Don’t

Hey guys, There’s an interesting article over at Leo Frincu’s site about what judokas and wrestlers have that jiu jitsu players don’t. I agree with him on the two points he makes, these are two things that I find a lot of jiu jitsu players don’t have, and kind of wish they did (I’ll let you read the article to find out what those points are). My background is in Judo, so I feel more comfortable thinking of it in that context, but anyway, I would encourage jiu jitsu players to learn at least a little judo, or practice some wrestling to round out their game.

Check it out, let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!


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2 responses to “Interesting Article on What Wrestlers and Judokas Have that BJJ Players Don’t

  1. I do both as well – and agree. Also,in judo, you have to get your submission fast, or you’ll just get stood up again… there’s a lot less of just grappling around, looking for the submission, or racking up points changing positions. I love and hate judo for that. Judo matches are often really short. I’m simplifying the difference, but you know what I mean! It’s why Ronda Rousey is so quick and deadly with her armbars – she learned to be fast and brutal.

  2. I think this is sort of incomplete. Wrestlers in particular have selection pressure. Not everyone gets to play. It creates a totally different (and not all together healthy) atmosphere from the kumbaya we’re all friends here, show up and do your thing attitude that happens in jiu jitsu clubs. That pressure creates some of that sense of urgency, and some of the aggressiveness that wrestlers are known for (better or for worse).

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