I spend probably too much time on YouTube watching various martial art videos some are good, some are very good and most are terrible. Here is a list of 5 of my favourite martial YouTube channels.
One criticism a martial art often gets is “it won’t work in MMA” as if in some way if it doesn’t work in the octagon then the martial art is no good.
I have never understood this argument. Firstly I will state the obvious that MMA is not a martial art, it is sports fighting. Also it is Mixed Martial Arts, clue in the name. Fighters who complete in MMA use a mixture of martial art techniques to win a one on one refereed fight where the winner knocks out, submits or the referee steps in to stop the opponent for their own protection.
I thought the best topic to discuss for my first blog is why did I choose Ju Jutsu as my martial art. What made me think with all the different martial arts out there that Ju Jutsu was for me?
I’ll start with an admission, I didn’t see Ju Jutsu and think WOW I have to do that. I also started Ju Jutsu later in life as in I didn’t start Ju Jutsu when I was a child. In fact I didn’t start any martial art until my late thirties. So what made me go into a Ju Jutsu dojo?