If you watch MMA, you'll notice that alot of fights end on the ground where Judo/Jiu Jitsu is the martial art being used.
(Original post by boba)
possibly, I admit I did watch some of the judo and I thought it looked at bit stupid at the beginning when there both just trying to grab each other I was a bit like "why does this sport not allow them to actually hit each other". But I am under no illusion that this was anything other than my own ignorance as it was the first time I'd ever seen it so maybe I should look into it more.
It doesn't matter how big you are/ how hard you punch, if someone's putting pressure on a joint/ putting it in a position that it shouldn't be, you will submit.
Think of the first UFC's when there was no weight class. Royce Gracie (a pretty scrawny guy) was making guys who would be heavyweights tap out. Striking's good, but don't diss the grappling arts.
EDIT: Admittedly, Judo is more to do with throws with some grappling mixed in. But still.
Last edited by JollyJelly; 08-08-2012 at 19:56.