Thread: Strikes vs. Holds
5/25/2006 9:29pm, #11
A lot of BJJ schools may teach you how to strike but that doesn´t mean BJJ, the style, has strikes. In BJJ competitions you are not allowed to strike.
5/25/2006 10:57pm, #12
I think by now its been established over the years that a good grappler be it a wrestler/Judo player/BJJ player will rip apart a pure striker. My first lesson of Judo taught me this aswell.
Watch any MMA fight especially in Pride. Fights are still won by knockouts becuase they are easy fight enders. But those fighters who are striking orientated still cross train heavily in grappling. Not only to give them the option of a pin or submission but to AVOID being taken down and thus allowing them to strike more successfully.Hannibal: The sworn enemy of dishonest politicians, source of entertainment on Bullshido and newly appointed Office Linebacker. Terry Tait ain't got **** on me !!!!
5/25/2006 11:07pm, #13Originally Posted by Hannibal
5/25/2006 11:07pm, #14Originally Posted by Hannibal
5/25/2006 11:12pm, #15
Jzs/Tai Chi/Whodini loses again.
5/25/2006 11:14pm, #16Originally Posted by RogueSamurai
5/25/2006 11:21pm, #17Originally Posted by Shuma-Gorath"Emevas,
You're a scrapper, I like that."-Ronin69
5/25/2006 11:24pm, #18
I prefer striking myself, but I can also admit that if a grappler wants you on the ground ( and if you don't cross-train in takedowns) you'll be on the ground.
5/25/2006 11:24pm, #19Originally Posted by Thaiboxerken
5/25/2006 11:47pm, #20Originally Posted by RogueSamurai
Originally Posted by RogueSamurai
Edit: Former BJJ world champ Fabricio Werdum has been pretty successful in PRIDE despite limited striking skill.
Last edited by Meager; 5/25/2006 11:53pm at .