My take on Jiu Jitsu and you won’t like it.

My take on Jiu Jitsu and you won’t like it.

This will probably piss a lot of people off. But I don’t like
Jiu Jitsu. I’m often asked what I think about Jiu Jitsu.
I have taken Shotokan, Krav Maga, wrestled, street
wrestled and lately Muay Thai Kick boxing but have
no desire what so ever to learn Jiu Jitsu.

Jiu Jitsu will work one on one, it will work in mma.
Jiu Jitsu won’t work on the streets. If you go to the
ground in a hostile environment with more than
one person and you stay on the ground you will get
kicked and stomped.

I would rather be able to stay up and strike and to
be able to get out of the situation. I have no desire
to roll around in the guard, looking
for the arm lock. You try and put that forearm
under my chin and choke me out you’ll get bit.

Jiu Jitsu is also boring to watch, Knockouts get the attention
not the choke out. It is like a chess game but boring the same.

I do believe Jiu Jitsu is great for the police and military
who need to be able to control criminals or the enemy,
but for the streets going to the ground and staying there
will bring problems and it’s not safe.

I love grappling and can do it well but one on one good two on one
bad. Most fights will end up on the ground, and if you can stop
something quick on the ground you better get up and keep striking.

If I was in a situation on the street I would rather have a striker on
my side then a grappler someone that can keep moving and stay
out of trouble.

In real life there is biting, gouging, hair pulling, kicking and stomping
I guarantee that if I’m on top of someone and he’s trying to hold
my arms or he grabs an arm he will get bit right on the forehead and
I promise he will let go. I’m not a savage I just might have been in
some of the situations. So I’m just telling my opinions and I’m sure
people will give their opinions, but unless you have been in these
situations don’t bother.

Toughness Builds Winners

Johnny Grube


  1. true point that we always stress to all our students. You never want to go to the ground and if you do, your objective is to get back up NOT look for some cool lock, because as you so stated so well, on the street that will NEVER work!

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