Gracie Barra Dana Point Martial Arts is a school where students come to learn and practice the art of Brazilian JiuJitsu. Many years of training is required for jiu jitsu students to become a black belt and expert on the art. We all learn on the early days of training that BJJ was developed so the weak can defend himself against the strong.
But how much of this is actually true? In other words, does technique always overcome strenght?
Here is our take on this:
“When techniques are even, strength does matter. Not only strength but the over all fitness level of the fighters has a strong influence on the outcome”.
So if you want to be a great JiuJitsu fighter you need to become technical and strong. It is highly recommended though for the first years of training for students to train without using all their strength. Using all of it can be dangerous and may lead to injuries.
What are your thoughts? How much strength should be used?