Why take Jiu-Jitsu at Buckley Jiu-Jitsu?


Being fair, it's all in the name.  The Jiu-Jitsu practiced at our facility is a holistic art that combines elements of striking, blocking and trapping, take downs and grappling.  Mixing the most effective elements of various martial arts and removing elements that are ineffective in combat (sport or street) forces us and our practitioners to constantly re-evaluate our movements and to adapt to an ever changing and evolving sport combat or self defence landscape.  Our coaches are in demand for their expertise in judging professional MMA bouts, refereeing grappling tournaments, as well as teaching seminars and competing themselves. It's a combination of roles that quickly flushes out whether one knows what they're doing or not.

What's the difference between Jiu-Jitsu and Tae Kwon Do or Karate?

Jiu-Jitsu is a combination of striking, trapping and grappling utilized to subdue an opponent with as little force as necessary to control them.  This allows practioners to participate with lower risk of blunt force trauma and allows a weaker, smaller or slower person to subdue a stronger opponent as there is a significantly reduced requirement to deliver (and by extension - absorb) damage to get the job done.  Practitioners apply leverage with slowly escalating force until their opponent submits.  Striking arts such as Tae Kwon do and Karate tend to focus on delivering blows to an opponent to repel the attacker. Since it is generally impractical and ill-advised to practice these arts at full force for fear of inflicting damage, one is left with one of two choices, bludgeon each other and hope for the best or water the art down with point fighting (gently striking each other to reduce risk of harm) and/or just pretend to strike theoretical attackers utilizing kata or forms.