Old School BJJ vs. Modern Jiu-Jitsu – Which Do You Prefer?

If you take a broad look at the state of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you’ll notice two main streams of BJJ. I’m not talking about specific techniques or the periods of fame certain concepts have. It is not as much about style as it is about the orientation and principles of competitive grapplers. The two streams I’m referring to are the old school BJJ guys and those that like the modern Jiu-Jitsu game. Both have a lot to offer but are quite different from one another. Even though there’s not a real out-and-out rivalry, both these streams are opposed to each other. Each has its own die-hard fans, but as the landscape of Jiu-Jitsu is slowly changing, this is becoming more and more insignificant. What’s important is recognizing the values of both, and how they can improve your own game. .  The reason why this two schools of thought … Continue reading Old School BJJ vs. Modern Jiu-Jitsu – Which Do You Prefer?