View Poll Results: Do you think BJJ is just a fad?
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Thread: Is BJJ just a fad?
2/13/2005 6:25am, #91
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Sport BJJ is growing, and is not a fad. The sport itself is too physically tough to ever be McDojoised. You can't have zero contact BJJ. I think sport-BJJ will become more mainstream and start attracting athletic types who might otherwise have gone for judo or wrestling or kickboxing.
Training BJJ as the ultimate cage fighing style though, will probably decline in popularity and be integrated into what will probably become a more homogenous set of techniques and training methods for NHB-fighters.
BJJ is only a fad in the sense that, right now, it's attracting a lot of the wannabees.I pointed at him [the panhandler], bringing my rear hand up in a subtle approximation of the double Wu Sau guard that is the default hand position in Wing Chun Kung Fu.
"Step away," I hissed.
2/13/2005 5:04pm, #92
Absolutely not. It's not going away. It may decline in popularity a bit, but it's here to stay. It's just simply too effective. People may bust on BJJ culture for producing "pretenders". But you know what? There really are people who can whup up on kung fu guys after only 3 months of BJJ. Very few other arts can boast the same. It's not unbeatable, but it is very effective.
2/13/2005 5:29pm, #93
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nadda fad ... itll decline ... but in the end BJJ and its offshots are just to important not to learn for a complete MA ...
i actually think BJJ and other grappling arts will INCREASE in popularity among various law enforcement agencies ...totoro-san ... world sushi munching champion ...
2/13/2005 11:44pm, #94
I'd hold a little more stock in this thread/poll, if it was started by a neutral third party and not a BJJ nutrider."Onward we stagger, and if the tanks come, may God help the tanks." - Col. William O. Darby
2/13/2005 11:48pm, #95
2/13/2005 11:51pm, #96
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I agree with Pheonix he speaks truth
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2/13/2005 11:54pm, #97
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Just to clarify again.
FADS don't alway go away. They are something that is VERY POPULAR and OVERHYPED for a time period then declines in popularity.______
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2/13/2005 11:56pm, #98Originally Posted by Shuma-Gorath
Speak for yourselves. All I see here are you BJJ guys, you included, trash talking anybody who disagrees with your opinions on BJJ.....which is the status quo around here. I don't think anybody's surprised by it.
I, for the record, like BJJ and am even contemplating trying it out.
But by itself, it's not the cat's ass. Any competent fighter would know that."Onward we stagger, and if the tanks come, may God help the tanks." - Col. William O. Darby
2/13/2005 11:59pm, #99Originally Posted by Phoenix
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2/14/2005 12:01am, #100
I think its popularity will both increase and decrease. Increase, as in MMA will be more popular, therefore more people will want to try it out. Decrease, in that wannabe's will be filtered out over the years. Good in both cases. :)