View Poll Results: Do you think BJJ is just a fad?
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Plagiarized or borrowed from Helio's textbook?
Originally Posted by Jadonblade
Mushi mo atsui hodo
Originally Posted by chuey
...Well **** if that isn't the most anti-Mr. Miyagi **** I have heard in ages.
Two wrongs don't make a right, but
Three rights make a left.
I voted yes
I only said yes because I think it won't stay as popular as it is right now. A lot of people are trying it, and once they find out how hard it is, they drop out (or so I've been told). I don't think BJJ will go away, I'm planning on training real soon.
Yes, BJJ (and MMA) are fads, but this doesn't make them bad per se. Most of the main styles have gone through a period of time where people thought they were the new flavor of the month ultimate unbeatable martial art.
BJJ has some good things going for it, so when the next new thing comes out and people sign up for it in droves, many other people will still want to do BJJ, much like people still practice Boxing, Karate, and Kung Fu today even though it's no longer the 30s, 60s, or 70s respectively.
BJJ is just about due for someone to make a couple of really bad movies around it, spawning a bunch of disreputable schools/instructors looking to cash in on the craze.
There, now I don't have to deal with that annoying wall of text telling me I haven't posted before. Mission accomplished.
Lol no I was just trying to be sage like. Did he actually say that? :flipando:
Originally Posted by TEA
I voted no because, while a bonafide noob and really know nothing, my own experience with my own instructor demonstrates the "self policing" described earlier in the thread.
Fads come and go and with UFC popularity growing/replacing boxing in the American fighting psyche, BJJ ain't goin' nowhere. My class is balls to the wall cardio and stretching for the first 20 minutes, then about 30 minutes of takedowns and 3-4 techniques - all done at a fairly quick pace - with 20-30 minutes of fighting for grips, takedowns, breaking guard and practicing the night's teachings. As long as other schools follow a similar course, it will keep out alot of people looking for a quick route to MA success (black belt) and grow at a calm pace.
However, I do think, in the long run and if UFC, Pride, etc...grow even more in popularity, "BJJ schools" will need to incorporate striking more, via supplemental classes in a striking-focused art to appeal to newcomers who see that on TV and become truly dedicated.
Yes, beacuse it will eventually lose the "Wow!-factor". Traditional western boxing and wrestling is no less effective than during its heyday. But it seems a bit old. Even boxers and wrestlers hardly consider themselves to do MA.
Last edited by Father Dagon; 2/10/2008 11:03am at .
A fad would mean it would go away.
Its going to cement itself in time just like boxing and wrestling. So long as BJJ stays a part of MMA (and I dont see submissions going anywhere) BJJ will be around.
Your average Joe may no longer be wowed by it, but its still gonna stay around. Just like boxing and wrestling.
I hesitantly voted yes being that the -popular- people's perception of BJJ is a fad and will go away. The actual valued style itself will not and, hopefully allow its more serious practitioners to show its good in the MA/MMA community.
I said no for this reason. while it is considered brazilian jiu-jitsu, it is still jiu-jitsu.
jiu-jitsu has been around long before gelio and will be long after. the notoriety came from watching roice gracie take on guys 2x his size and winning.
but long before UFC I was watching another jiu-jitsu master by the name of
professor Wally J. in alameda california. he is a humble man but an extrordinary competitor and holds numorous world titles in jiu-jits and judo.
this is another individual who has taken the traditional art and tweaked it. he calls his jiu-jitsu Small Circle jiu-jitsu focusing on the smaller joints but also working on the traditional chokes, arm bars and the rest.
just my .o2
Stale tirade, 2/10. Before I read this post, I thought you might actually believe what you type.
Originally Posted by gerbilkungfu