American JJ is BJJ practiced by an American. Still BJJ. GSP doesn't do 'Canadian' JJ.

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  1. marksmen

    marksmen Brown Belt

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    Lol all you people saying AJJ < BJJ don't know what your talking about. All these guys doing AJJ got the BJJ black belts from brazilians. How can Shields, who learned from Ceasar Gracie be anything but a BJJ fighter? Come on now people. We are forgetting where JJ originated. Not the Japenese jui-jitsu either cause thats diff from BJJ. Thoughts?
     
  2. RyanRAW

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    People say AJJ because Shields mentions it constantly.
     
  3. turtleman1025

    turtleman1025 White Belt

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    Pretty sure that AJJ focuses more on wrestling based takedowns like single legs and whatnot where as BJJ takedowns are based more from trips. American jujitsu came from BJJ but is just a different style. Could be wrong though.
     
  4. Steve-French

    Steve-French What A Rush!!!

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    BJJ originated from Judo which originated in Japan.
     
  5. marksmen

    marksmen Brown Belt

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    Thats called wrestling mixed with bjj. Still seperate martial arts.
     
  6. orangecuse

    orangecuse Gold Belt

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    It's a term Sheilds always uses to describe his own style, like for years. Mixing his wrestling with BJJ, catch, etc. Some trolls just got to you.
     
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    RakodaJay** Banned Banned

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    American Jiu Jitsu is for when Brazilian is too easy.
     
  8. Dman4Life8017

    Dman4Life8017 Green Belt

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    "American Jiujitsu" is closer to what traditional Jiujitsu is, in that it is offensive and stregth focused. "American Jiujitsu" incorporates American Freestyle wrestling.

    And you're wrong about traditional Japanese Jiujitsu and BJJ being different. BJJ takes it's cues from Japanese Jiujitsu. A lot of the movements, strikes, and disarms are the same. The only difference is, is that traditional is offensive and strenght based, while BJJ is defensive and based on finesse and leverage.
     
  9. The ScorpioN

    The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!"

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    Deal with it.

    That elbow messed Maia up, brutal ground and pound, reminded me of Kongo/Al Turk.
     
  10. condoriano

    condoriano Orange Belt

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    So wait is this guy AJJ or BJJ?
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  11. Gatts

    Gatts Green Belt

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    I was a term coined by Shields. Don't think he making a statement with it, it's just his style.

    Same goes for Yves Edwards Thugjitsu btw.......
     
  12. ferrisjso

    ferrisjso Goat Lawyer

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    AJJ is just what Shields has branded his BJJ. Most fighters who are great at BJJ are Brazilians so Shields wants to make the distinction. There's also probably some minor differences between "AJJ" and "BJJ" but they're essentially the same thing.
     
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    RemoWilliams1a** Banned Banned

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    its all JJ.

    If your training and focus is with a Brazilian slant towards submissions then it is fine to call it BJJ.

    if your training is more wrestling centric and 'catch' based then it is fine to call it AJJ.

    It is all JJ and there can be a different slant or emphasis in the JJ depending on the background and training of the fighter.
     
  14. MayhemMonkey

    MayhemMonkey Clearly not as big of a deal as I thought

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    its Sheilds style of fighting, he can call it what he wants. like Bruce Lee with Jeet Kun Do..... and to a much lower extent Jones with his "look see do". anyone can start their own martial art, it just depends on if they are competent at it, and Jake most certainly has the credentials to start his own style of grappling and call it whatever he wants

    So AJJ is his style, deal with it
     
  15. MayhemMonkey

    MayhemMonkey Clearly not as big of a deal as I thought

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    wish Id used that as an example now lol, I love that name!
     
  16. Marimbondo

    Marimbondo Blue Belt

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    It's just a term Jake Shields created, it's just BJJ + wrestling, it's the same as Chris Weidman, who is a wrestler and also a high level Jiu Jitsu fighter.
     
  17. SuperNerd

    SuperNerd Off Season Mode.

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    Canadian JJ requires hockey jerseys, like a gi. You wont see it in UFC for awhile.
     

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