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What Other Martial Arts Apply to Jiu-Jitsu

As a stand-alone martial art, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is incredibly nuanced, effective, and balanced.


But, we could also argue that other martial arts teach us valuable lessons we can use to elevate our Jiu-Jitsu performance in surprisingly effective and unexpected ways.


Without further ado, let’s take a look at four concrete examples:



1. Leverage And Weight Distribution


Learning how to use leverages and distribute your weight well are two crucial skills you need for Jiu-Jitsu success. It’s precisely leverage that allows smaller and weaker folks to overcome much larger and stronger opponents.


Martial arts like Judo and wrestling are fantastic for teaching leverage and weight distribution, which you can later apply on the BJJ mat with great success.



2. Takedowns And Submissions