So there is this idea that adding a sports competition element to the martial arts can actually hurt or undermine the efficacy of the self-defense aspect. I’ve heard variations of this argument from multiple sources. You hear this argument mostly from Krav Maga people and old-school Karate guys, so most people who compete in MMA,Continue reading “Combat Sports vs Self-Defense”
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Should You Compete in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament?
Short answer, probably yes. But obviously it behooves you to understand the level of hard work and sacrifice involved: preparing through rigorous training, conditioning and diet. Or the financial investment as well, since tournaments aren’t free, and you may need to travel and/or take time off of work. And of course, the fact that youContinue reading “Should You Compete in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament?”