One of my favourite examples of the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu vs a striking Martial Art.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has been created and shared to the world in a number of “phases”. The first was to create the art. Secondly to prove the art. Then finally to share the art. It was during the proving phase that the Gracie Family would issue Gracie Challenge matches to other martial artists in order to prove that Jiu-Jitsu was the most effective art.

In this short video, you see Royce Gracie against a Kung Fu Fighter who claimed to be undefeated. It’s important observe how the behavioral pattern is the complete opposite of what we become accustomed to when rolling with trained jiu-jitsu practitioners. If you are not training for these chaotic/unpredictable fight patterns, then you are not training for a real fight.

Even though Jiu-Jitsu consists of over 700 techniques, after spending years studying these challenge matches the Gracie family found the 36 techniques were used more often and with greater success than all the other techniques combined.