What are the differences between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and traditional Japanese Ju-Jitsu?
Judo is a popular Olympic discipline that focuses on the sports application of throws, immobilizations and some submissions. It has less of a self-defense focus than Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Japanese Ju-Jitsu usually focuses on stand-up grappling in the form of takedowns and wristlocks. Strikes are often used as set-ups for the grappling techniques. Some Ju-Jitsu schools also teach traditional weapons as part of their curriculum. Like many other traditional martial arts, Japanese Ju-Jitsu is infused with beautiful and athletic techniques. However, it remains unproved in the realms of modern self-defense and combat sports. On the other hand, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s main focus is the practical application of its ground-based grappling system.