BJJ striking has always been about avoiding striking exchanges from equal or inferior positions, including standing, where anyone has a puncher's chance.
Ohhhhh, ok. Meager, Phrost, that explanation makes sense. If that's what they mean by striking, then I stand corrected. Thanks.
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Thats more like anti-striking.
Originally Posted by Phrost
I suppose it would seem that way to retards.
Originally Posted by RogueSamurai
People don't take BJJ for the striking. But just because it's a superior method of groundfighting doesn't mean that striking is completely neglected.
Personal experience - my school taught BJJ as grappling-only. However, if during a drill, if someone asked "Yeah, well, what if the guy is can punch you or knee you in the balls?", the instructor would swap the questioner into the training drill and tell him to try to do that. The questioner ended up in a most non-advantageous position, and explain that that was the move a few steps along after basics.
Striking wasn't part of rolling or typical drilling, but it was kept in mind, and if someone felt something wasn't effective in a situation where striking was allowed, they were allowed to see the variation that took that into consideration.
I'm not sure what to learn from your story, other than announcing the move you'll try to do beforehand does tend to limit its effectiveness.
Originally Posted by Samurai Steve
"What happens if the guy knees you in the balls?"
"Oh I use a technique that you haven't learned yet, and I know to use this technique because you've already declared to me exactly what your going to do and knew the technique I was supposedly going to attempt on you"
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