View Poll Results: Do you think BJJ is just a fad?
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Thread: Is BJJ just a fad?
2/11/2005 4:03pm, #11Originally Posted by MEGA JESUS-SAN
2/11/2005 4:05pm, #12
Or I could have quoted everyone else in the thread that went on about BJJ falling to McDojoism.
Wait a second, didn't I do that? Let's look at my post again,
We all know that BJJ, though excellent in the ring, does not function well in t3h str33t. I believe it will be displaced by more str33t-effective styles such as RBSD and SCARS, but that competitive fighters will still look for it so they don't have to use t3h d34dly moves in the ring.
2/11/2005 4:15pm, #13
This poll question can also be phrased "Are you retarded?"
2/11/2005 4:17pm, #14Originally Posted by Shuma-Gorath
2/11/2005 4:21pm, #15
"Fad" is exactly the word to use, because that is the question I am asking.
I'm particularly interested in hearing if anyone has avoided BJJ because they don't to be part of a fad.
2/11/2005 4:26pm, #16
Fad suggests that it will go away eventually. Not going to happen -- it's too effective as the ground supplement for stand-up arts that don't have the ****. It will drop in popularity, yes. But it's here to stay.Monkey Ninjas! Attack!
2/11/2005 4:27pm, #17
Not sure what you mean by fad but BJJ will be around for a long time. The UFC and Pride have proven you need ground skills and people will now always train in it.
2/11/2005 4:32pm, #18
Its popularity has been fading slowly but surely already in some parts.
This in itself is not a horrible thing, serious students will always stay with it and when it becomes less of a "fad" it may even attract serious students from other systems who don't wann be part of the whole "NHB" stigma.
So, IF it is a FAd, that is not a bad thing, if it isn't, its all good.
Personally, I would be on the watch for the next big thing in the MA :
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2/11/2005 4:34pm, #19
Originally Posted by Aesopian
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Parts of the BJJ culture are a fad: wearing tapout clothing, wearing rashguards to parties, doing the "hang loose" sign at photo-ops with famous guys, training BJJ for 3 months and going online to intimidate kuingfu veterans ("My instructor could kill you if he wanted") etc etc.
BJJ as a method of fighting is not a fad.
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2/11/2005 4:40pm, #20Originally Posted by drummerboy
wearing rashguards to parties
doing the "hang loose" sign at photo-ops with famous guys
training BJJ for 3 months and going online to intimidate kuingfu veterans ("My instructor could kill you if he wanted") etc etc.