Remember when Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was a cutting-edge martial art that seemed to contain so much of the arsenal needed to find success in the cage? I do. I still think fondly back to the days when the basic guard was revolutionary, and the submissions that came from there were sudden and violent. It’s a shame that the very essence of martial effectiveness is evolution, because the sport of MMA has evolved into something that requires so much more.
Meanwhile, jiu-jitsu has flourished and turned into a caricature of itself.
Don’t believe me? Then watch the video below, which contains something called a “Donkey Guard”. Ugh. So embarrassing.