The Things You Should Know About Judo Vs BJJ

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Many people do not know what Judo is and what is BJJ (Brazillian Jiu Jitsu) as well as the difference between Judo vs BJJ. Two forms of combat sports and martial arts are both originated from Japan which is famous for its martial arts. The first, difference between Judo vs BJJ  in the history. So’ in this article, i want to tell you about difference between both of them,  but the first i want to tell you about Jia Jatsu that early form before Judo and BJJ.

History of Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu came from feudal Japan approximately 500 years ago and comes from some older roots, but focuses on the feudal battlefield of Japan. As a side note, Japanese samurai carry swords (long Katana and short Wakizashi), and often carry a knife (Tanto) as well. On the battlefield they wore hardened armor, but outside the battlefield they wore Japanese traditional kimonos, and  still carried swords.

In addition, Jiu Jitsu has some special techniques for example when they are on the battlefield, if you lose a sword and someone comes to you, you have several options you can use. Of course, punching is not the right choice because of armor, so doing a throw to the ground becomes a more effective option. Then your tosses can be completed with your knife. Furthermore, if you do not have a knife, you can do a “lock” together.

While outside the battlefield, you could be in a small space where sword-making is not a practical thing or even you have no chance at all to draw your sword. If that happens, there are many ‘release’ techniques of grabbing hands and clothes taken while standing and sitting. The reason is your attacker will often effort and take your hand or fore of your clothes to keep you from drawing the sword. So, take control of your body and then moving away to remove your weapons or directly paralyze them with a key is a useful technique.

History of Judo

Actually Judo refers to martial art which is discovered by the founder of  Jiu Jitsu in the late 19th century. The founder is Jigoro Kano who promoted the sports form throughout his life. In 1964, Judo was introduced into the Olympic Games as art form with no aggressiveness, but with thorough commitment and hard work. In addition, Judo’s has focused to use opponent’s strength and momentum against them, which uses less effort and more balance. Remember that this is a practical and philosophical principle. Jigoro Kano takes the techniques that fit his principles, and perfects and improves them.

The term Judo is divided into Japanese characters:Ju-gentle and Do- the way

Judo Focus on the throw to the ground that comes from the realization of appropriate battlefield example. Once you’re on the ground, you’re almost done. Plus, a good throw to the ground that is often required to paralyze your opponent, at least enough to escape. As Judo evolved deeper into the sport, the focus on throwing and submissions increased.

History of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

Then, around the 1900s, many disciples of the prof. Kano traveled the world and taught judo to land on Brazil. The most famous Kanor disciple is Mitsuyo Maeda, who teaches Gracie’s children. Two of his most famous disciples, Carlos and Helio, once again perfected the Kano judo technique which then focused on ground combat (choking, joint locks, and reversals, or sweeps). And then their philosophy is focused on two main teachings:

  1. Almost all the fighting ends on the ground.
  2. With proper techniques and leverage, smaller people can overcome bigger and stronger opponents.

After that, judo martial arts became more popular throughout Brazil. It comes from this country and can be called as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. According to the skillfulness, it is also Brazil Judo, but the name of judo was not caught until many years later and at that time, BJJ developed into its own art form. Those are known as a sport like judo, and eventually spread all over the world because of UFC. You will also hear about Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Learn the method and  you will find much benefits of Gracies on martial arts.

Brazilian Jiujitsu Strategy (BJJ)

This BJJ was developed from the ground-fighting aspect of judo. The Brazilian jiujitsu fighters see the initial throw as a suffix, and they can not reach the opponent. After both fighters are on the ground, the Brazilian jiujitsu fighters have an extensive repertoire of land battle techniques, allowing him to easily talk to the others.


The rules of each sport encourage the use of different, more sophisticated strategies. Judo cares very solid as an ippon, or an immediate victory, while the Brazilian jiujitsu rivalry only gives points, depending on the quality of the throw. The victory in the BJJ is usually obtained by the surrender of the opponent, so that the fighters will remain on the ground for as long as necessary while working for detention. It is possible to win by surrender in judo, but if the surrender can not be done quickly by any of the fighters, they will be asked to retreat and continue from there. Compared, the rules of strategy determination of the fighters.


The culture of Brazilian jiu-jitsu is also different from judo. In an interview with Helio Gracie, Discoverer of Japanese jiujitsu, Japanese judo practitioner Nishi Yoshinori saw Brazil as “reckless.” Gracie had just admitted that she needed surgery after one of her attacks. He later admitted that he did not die after choking unconscious in another match. Gracie was the pioneer of a dangerous Brazilian “vale tudo” fights, where all the techniques were allowed.

So history and difference between Judo vs BJJ are commonly known. hopefully this article useful and help you to understand and understand the form of Japanese art and martial arts sports. so from the above description, which form of sport do you think is most interesting and needs to be learned? is it Jiu Jitsu, Judo, or BJJ? you guys who will decide and know which one is best for you.

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