Sunday, September 23, 2012

What is Hybrid Jiu Jitsu?

What is Hybrid Jiu-Jitsu? First off, let me clarify some ideas and myths about Jiu-Jitsu.  The main and only objective behind Jiu-Jitsu is self-protection (combat).  Jiu-Jitsu was developed for warfare by soldiers (Samurai) who, in the event of the loss of their weapons, could defend themselves using only their hands.  The techniques should be simple and effective, meaning it should save your life. 

People want to complicate the art of Jiu-Jitsu to make it look pretty and flashy.  if this happens it is not Jiu-Jitsu it's simply a sport like judo, boxing, football, or even basketball.  Jiu-Jitsu was not meant for sport.  Sport Jiu-Jitsu came about as a way to practice techniques in a safe environment without the threat of serious injuries and fatalities but over time egos got in the way and movements were developed for a soft padded surface.  Hence sport.  So, is this the "martial art" the creators of Jiu-Jitsu foreseen their arts path to be taken?  I DO NOT THINK SO.

Alright; enough of that, back to reality and the original question.

What is Hybrid Jiu-Jitsu or what kind of Jiu-Jitsu is practiced at Hybrid Jiu-Jitsu? Well, at Hybrid Jiu-Jitsu we practice Combat Jiu-Jitsu as a way of life.  It is not all about practicing techniques.  We also practice a healthy lifestyle to survive life in a calm and collected manner.  Our Jiu-Jitsu is a blend of Japanese rooted Jiu-Jitsu with an old school American flare (Shin Shin Jiu-Jitsu), Muay Thai, American Modern Karate (Zen Ki Do), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and a simple basic diet that will help you to train well into your older years.

  However, our BJJ is more focused on self-protection than the popular sport oriented BJJ.  Yes, we can and have competed at grappling tournaments and have done very well but we use the "sportive" side to help us enhance our Combative mindset- to never give up.

We cover all aspects of self-protection from the verbal start, to the five ranges of physical space and to ending the situation systematically and appropriately.  The focus of our training is to give you the tools to survive an attack against you or to help you protect your loved ones from a person who intends to inflict harm.  So what kind of Jiu-Jitsu de we teach at Hybrid Jiu-Jitsu? Easy, we teach the kind of Jiu-Jitsu that will save your life or the life of a loved one. 

Next time I will give the guidelines that Hybrid Jiu-Jitsuians practice. 


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