My friend wants to learn to defend himself, is bjj the best option?

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  1. Jimmy Jazz

    Jimmy Jazz Red Belt

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    He has a bjj place near him and its only 100$ a month. He's started weight lifting too but he's a strong big guy and has been in street fights. Would bjj be a good fit? I hear judo is pretty good too and he's too old to do wrestling.
     
  2. Russky

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    I started judo @ 41 four years ago. I bet your friend is younger if he still wants to fight. :)
     
  3. Jimmy Jazz

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    haha yeah :) he's 24. He doesnt go looking for fights but he lives in a rough town. I've seen bjj being pretty useful in street fights but judo might be a great way to get it to the ground. I dont think he's interested in the tournament stuff.
     
  4. Russky

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    I train in both bjj and judo. Judo is much more practical for self-defense, but it takes more time to learn.
     
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    Judo or sambo would be a better choice imo
     
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  7. BJJ_Rage

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    yes, of course, athough if hes a big guy, judo is better I believe.
     
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    Man u gotta b careful with that SD shit! One toss 2 many out of the gym or dojo u r looking at agg assault even if u didn't start it!

    An ambitious PA will go after you legally if they get any idea u r trained.

    The burden of legal liability falls squarely on u as soon as your aggressor gives up or u take him out 2 hard. If you kick him when he's down or any further offence cause u r pissed and LEO gets an affidavit from a wit, u r screwed and looking at 2 to 5 probably 6 months to a year in the booty house pleaded down!

    Tell your buddy

    DON'T FIGHT!

    put the ego in check!

    That simple!
     
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  9. Codger

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    I think boxing or MT are probably the best for street altercations. decent boxers are almost impossible to hit.
     
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    yes i'd say judo is more effective for self defence than bjj. judo players develop great takedowns and holdowns and basic submissions, whilst bjj players tend to focus purely on the subs in my experience
     
  11. ngarauru

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    BJJ has a super steep learning curve, when does he want to defend himself? 5 years?
     
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  12. fishNjits

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    I'll respectfully disagree with the above.

    3x a week for 6 to 9 months at a school where the beginner program is based on Gracie combatives will do the trick.
     
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    The self-defense argument is interesting. I train in BJJ, but I always tell people to take up running if you want to be successful in a street fight...or get really good with a knife.
     
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    boxing or thai boxing ,there is a big difference rolling around on matts than on concrete the floor is the last place you want to be in a real life fight situation
     
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    MMA - just a very basic understanding of all disciplines will put you ahead of most of the street fighting population.
     
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  17. mooner100

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    Judo and boxing is probably best for street fight and the most cost efficient as well.
     
  18. Human Bass

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    That is false. Just knowing the positional hierarchy and what positions to look for and avoid makes bjj great for self defense.
     
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  19. Towerworld

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    MMA: technically you can counter any single art there is if you're a trained mma fighter. Against BJJ-keep the fight standing and crumble your opponent using boxing, muay thai ect. BJJ fighters have never trained against strikes before and in MMA train takedown defense aswell.
    Boxer- shoot on him, take him to the ground and either pound him out or submit him.
    Real best weapon option for street fighting though is walking away if at all possible, no martial art can reliably counter an angry opponent with a gun or knife.
     
  20. fishNjits

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    In full mount is the place I want to be in a real life fight situation.
     

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