Why Choose Dojo Americana for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
Because in the Real World, You Need to know Self Defense Jiu-Jitsu...
The popularity of jiu-jitsu has grown incredibly in the past 5 years. With this explosion in popularity, more and more schools are focused on teaching the sportive techniques of jiu-jitsu, the techniques that will help make them win at tournaments. Sport techniques are great for tournaments where striking is NOT allowed, but in the real world and in MMA, your opponent, adversaries or attackers will be trying to punch and kick you. Sport techniques don't take into consideration an adversary striking at you. This is why not all sport techniques are ideal for use in real self-defense situations--especially when striking is involved.
The best way to prepare yourself for street situations is to practice in a way that mimicks those situations--situations where someone is attacking you with kicks and punches. If you're not practicing for these type of situations, then you're not getting the most out of your jiu-jitsu. In sport jiu-jitsu, there are a lot of techniques that are NOT allowed, so one can easily develop a false sense of secuirty since they are not accustomed to street techniques such as punches and slams. In sport, slams and punches are not allowed, so they are not practiced for in most jiu-jitsu schools and gyms.
Training sport only, doesn't allow you to build up the timing and reflexes to effectyively deal with striking adversaries. This isn't ideal if you want the best jiu-jitsu training for Real World Self Defense. If you're looking for the best all-around jiu-jitsu, that covers both self defense and sport, then make us your first choice.