Originally Posted by chaps
All you gotta do against a striker is close the distance and clinch with him to make it go to the ground. Sure there is a chance you might get KTFO, but atleast you always have a clear goal(taking it to the ground). If the striker doesnt rock the BJJ artist when he closes the distance(his only shot at winning), the striker will get taken down and will look like a fish out of water.
Honestly that's in ideal 1vs1 situations w/o weapons or whatnot.
I've been doing MT almost as long as I have been grappling, and in all honestly I can say that I feel that MT is a bit more effective for a self defense scenario.
Are they both effective? Without a doubt. No denying that breaking someone's arm or choking someone unconscious is a fight ender. In all honestly though rocking someone with a cross/hook or a solid knee is just as effective though. Most people have never been hit really hard before and just fall apart mentally (if not physically) when this happens. And those that don't will panic and get reckless.
Bottom line is that most guys you run into that want to fight are idiots and should be avoided at all costs, you never know what will happen. As I said before you run the risk of being stabbed or having 20 of his friends start kicking you.