BJJ is a style of grappling, developed in Brazil from a base of Japanese Jiu Jitsu, with elements added from other grappling arts over the years.
Excels in fighting on the ground, and especially off your back.
Sport and self defence aspects
You never want to go to the ground in a defence situation. Will you always have that choice?
Jiu Jitsu trains for worst case scenarios. On the ground, your attacker on top of you, trying to hurt/damage you, or choke/strangle/punch you unconscious. You must expect the worst and have strategies and tactics to deal with it, if you train for self defence.
Jiu Jitsu allows a spectrum of control and lethality, more so than striking arts. If you hit someone, you'd better hit hard enough to knock them out or hurt them, and be prepared to deal with an assault charge. Grappling has gradations. you may be able to defuse a minor situation via control with Jiu Jitsu. Though you can do real damage if necessary.
Bigger and stronger people are much more dangerous to you if they are on their feet and mobile. If you can put them on the floor, their size and strength matters less (though it still matters).
Wing Chun Strategy vs. Jiu Jitsu strategy
Wing Chun – bridge the gap, go to the blind side, control the elbows and knees, hit them until the threat is neutralised
Jiu Jitsu – take them down, achieve a position of control, move through successively better positions until you are in a place where you can apply a submission hold – choke or joint lock. Negotiate of possible, otherwise snap or nap.
Wing Chun blind side vs Jiu Jitsu inside control
Practical – standing self defence
Warm up, revision of ukemi (breakfalls)
Explore the principle of non-resistance with a couple of standing drills
Introduction to inside control
- try to push and be pushed
- bicep control, stopping a straight punch
- bicep control, stopping an uppercut or body hook
- against haymaker, bil sao to side clinch
- from side clinch, he goes to grab your head, duck out to get the back and spin takedown
- from side clinch, he squares up, bearhug takedown
- from side clinch, he steps behind, hip toss
- from side clinch, he tries to retreat, hook his leg and trip
Practical – ground defence
- Mount position
- your options from mount
- keeping the mount
- bridge and roll escape
- his options from guard, and yours
- basic pass to side control
- step over to mount
- basic circuit as a drill
- americana from mount
-drill RNC from sitting
- he tries to turn under mount and stand up
- side mount – gift wrap
- he turns to stomach, go to hooks in back control with underarm wrist control, break him down
- from there, rear naked choke (RNC). Drill first in isolation, then add to the mount / turn to stomach sequence.
Where to from here?
Evolutionary rather than traditional art
The role of competition in evolution
It goes on forever
How much does Wing Chun help?