View Poll Results: Do you think BJJ is just a fad?

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by MEGA JESUS-SAN
    When "peer review" consists of one person, it's pretty meaningless.
    Yes, but nowhere near as meaningless as your post.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    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.
    Becoming displaced by new styles but still having a prescence in the ring.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    This poll question can also be phrased "Are you retarded?"

    Hi Phoenix

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuma-Gorath
    This poll question can also be phrased "Are you retarded?"
    No style can be totally awesome forever. "Fad" is a terrible word to use, but BJJ won't always be as big as it is now.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    "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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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 :
    Ethiopian Sumo
    Jamaican Kenpo
    Himalayian Pankration
    Iranian Crop dusting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aesopian
    "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.
    I voted yes:

    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.

    Tomas
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerboy
    I voted yes:
    Parts of the BJJ culture are a fad:

    -wearing tapout clothing
    That's just poor taste.

    wearing rashguards to parties
    Same

    doing the "hang loose" sign at photo-ops with famous guys
    Haha, "hang loose". Oh kaaaayyy....

    training BJJ for 3 months and going online to intimidate kuingfu veterans ("My instructor could kill you if he wanted") etc etc.
    Pretenderism victimizes all arts. See: Hannibal and Kyokushin Karate websites.

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