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DO JIU JITSU GRIPS WORK FOR SELF DEFENSE?

WHAT IS STREET JIU JITSU? 

 

Ever been told that the moves you do on the mat would never work in a real life self defense situation on the streets? 

 

Do you constantly find yourself in arguments with the old guard in your gym or with anonymous keyboard warriors over which style of jiu jitsu – old or new school; gi or nogi – is the most effective in the streets?

 

Have you ever heard of Street Jiu Jitsu?

Recently we filmed our first live stream for our Keenan Online Youtube Channel on the topic of Street Jiu Jitsu, to answer the question…

Will gi grips actually work in the streets?

Look, I know what you’re thinking…

“Like, couldn’t I just punch an attacker in the street, y’know like KO them, and be done with it?”

Yes, Kyle, of course, you can…

But you also need to be aware of the many variables associated with a street fight. 

For example, some variables can relate to the weather where you live. 

If you live in a hot tropical beach town, chances are gi grips won’t be as effective. 

However, if the weather where you are is a little cool, or the fashion regularly features coats, jackets, sweats, and hoodies, then you may find gi grips in a street scenario will be a lifesaver.  

Let’s take a look at a few key pointers on how gi based jiu jitsu could potentially be used in the latter of those scenarios.

Now, before any keyboard warriors chime in about the use of knives, bottles, chains, multiple attackers or, god forbid, firearms, let’s make it perfectly clear that today’s content is focused on unarmed assailants against would-be victims in close-quarter combat to test grip based grappling techniques.  

That means, no weapons, especially no firearms — of which, in all honesty, render any self-defense technique moot anyway. 

Face it, you’re never going to be able to parry a bullet, no matter how many Steven Seagal movies you’ve seen. 

Now, that we’ve covered a few methods for using your opponent’s hoodie against them, let’s expand the experiment now to see gi grips in live-action against an attacker sneaking up on you.

Alright, now that we’ve seen how jiu jitsu could potentially save you from an attacker in the streets, let’s now turn our attention now to another question…

What do I do if the government comes after me?

That’s right, if you’re one of those douche bags who simply refuses to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, you could be at risk of being detained and or/put down by the government. 

And this is how it could go down…

Obviously, this was filmed tongue in cheek and meant to be a little joke to make you smile during this crazy period of time we find ourselves in…

 

.. but seriously, your best tactic for preventing the above scenario is to simply, stay at home

 

Ok, so now that we’ve looked at some techniques, and a few live scenarios it’s time for sparring. 

 

In the video below, Keenan and the gang are going to provide a full-on assault of Street Jiu Jitsu with some bonus commentary to make things a little more fun.

 

Trust me, you’re going to love it.

SHOULD WE OFFER STREET JIU JITSU CLASSES?

What do you think?

Should we add Street Jiu Jitsu to the Legion AJJ San Diego schedule as a fun new way to test the validity of gi grips in a street fighting scenario?

Just like regular jiu jitsu classes, there probably won’t be any “real” striking, so you wouldn’t have to worry about messing up that moneymaker of yours.

The truth is, striking a member of the public can land you in some pretty hot water with the law, or even sued, regardless of if it was in self-defense. 

And this holds true whether you’re a bouncer, a police officer, a security guard or just a regular everyday citizen.

This is why you need  a way to defend yourself, in the street, that won’t lead to lawsuits or jail time, that you can use quickly and easily with as little damage as possible. 

… like jiu jitsu…

… Street Jiu Jitsu.

Enjoyed these clips so much you want to see the full live stream? You got it my friend. 

All you have to do is hit play on the video below, sit back and prepare yourself…

… you’re about to witness the power of Street Jiu Jitsu.

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