Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Vs Jujitsu Fighting Styles

brazilian jiu jitsu vs jujitsu fighting styles

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Jujitsu are two excellent martial arts that many non-specialists have difficulty distinguishing. The two disciplines have distinct fighting styles, competition rules and regulations, and so on. They do, however, share a few similarities.

This article compares Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Jujitsu martial arts combat styles. Stay tuned!

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fighting Style

Brazilian jiu-jitsu does not involve any striking. Instead, it only focuses on ground combat and takedowns to dominate the fight.

As a result, a BJJ match begins standing to go to the ground and finish the opponent using the proper techniques and transitions, such as chokes, joint locks, shoulder locks, back takes, and so on.

Indeed, The Brazilian jiu-jitsu bout is won by submitting your opponent or cumulating more points at the end of the clock.

Ju-Jitsu Fighting Styles

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Jujitsu combines several fighting disciplines with distinct rules, such as:

Jiu-Jitsu Ne-Waza

Jiu-Jitsu Ne-Waza fighting style is similar to Brazilian jiu-jitsu with a little different set of rules. It does not involve striking and only focuses on ground combat and takedowns to dominate the fight.

So, both fighters can apply takedowns, and other techniques, including chokes, joint locks, shoulder locks, back takes, and so on.

Otherwise, a jiu-jitsu Ne-Waza bout is won by submitting your opponent or scoring more points at the end of the clock.

Jujitsu Duo System

Duo System is is another jujitsu fighting style that is mainly different from Brazilian jiu-jitsu. It puts two jujitsu fighters who will be faced against a series of 12 attacks chosen randomly by the mat’s referees.

jujitsu Duo System fighters (male, female, or mixed) can several self-defense techniques, including strangulation techniques, chokeholds, punch or kicks, and armed techniques.

Otherwise, a ju-jitsu duo system bout is won based on the competitor’s potent attack, biomechanical principles, opponent’s control, attack’s effectiveness, fighter’s attitude, speed of execution, etc.

Jujitsu Fighting System

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Fighting System is another jujitsu style that has a different combat approach since it allows using strikes, takedowns, and ground grappling techniques with a unique set of rules.

A jujitsu fighting system match is divided into three parts of three-minute combat:

  • Part 1: This is the first jujitsu fighting system game stage. It begins from a standing position where both fighters can exchange strikes while managing distance and their balance to score points.
  • Part 2: This is the second jujitsu fighting system game stage which began when one of the fighters arrived to set up a grip on his opponent Gi. In this case, both fighters can’t land strikes, but they are allowed to process throws, takedowns, joint locks, and strangulation techniques.
  • Part 3: This is the third jujitsu fighting system game stage which begins when one fight lands on the ground. Both fighters can’t land strikes in this case, but they can do several submission techniques and transitions, including guard passing, joint locks, and choke submissions. 

Finally, the jujitsu fighting system bout is won by accumulating more points in the three jujitsu fighting system game parts.

Contact Ju-Jitsu

Contact Ju-Jitsu is another jujitsu combat vastly different from Brazilian jiu-jitsu in terms of rules and fighting style. It is a dynamic and unique fighting combat system that integrates the fundamental Ju-Jitsu techniques found in the Fighting System, Ne-Waza, and the Duo System.

As a result, it is a non-stop and full-contact battle combining various methods to gain a victory over an opponent within a specific time limit, with particular consideration devoted to each athlete’s safety and fair play.

In a Contact Ju-Jitsu bout, athletes can employ several techniques to defeat an opponent. Therefore, punches, kicks, elbow and knee strikes, throws, sweeps, locks, pins, grappling maneuvers, takedowns, chokes, and submission holds are all authorized.

Finally, the contact ju-jitsu bout is won by knocking your opponent (successful submission or pure knockout) or opponent’s disqualification. But, if there is no pure victory (knockout) based on effective techniques execution, and if not, the referee’s decision will determine the winner.

Final Thoughts

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and ju-jitsu are both excellent martial arts to learn for self-defense or other use. However, both disciplines have different fighting styles, competition rules and regulations rules, and organizations, among other differences.