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Brazilian jiu-jitsu: how/why proper technique beats strength


In combat it is often believed that the stronger of the two fighters will come out victorious, Brazilian jiu-jitsu blows that out of the water. A martial art that stems from judo, adapted by Helio Gracie, BJJ focuses solely on ground based techniques which rely on precise execution and intelligence. BJJ promotes the idea that a smaller, weaker fighter can defeat their opponent through technique rather than brute strength. Rather than focusing on powerful strikes, BJJ uses a mix of joint locks and choke holds to subdue the opposition. With another major aspect of the art form dealing with the transitions, escapes, and main