VIDEOS Brazilian Jiu Jitsu BJJ vs Other Martial Arts

This page contains videos from around the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu experts and novices competing against opponents with expertice in other martial arts such as Kung Fu, San Shou, Karate, Olympic Wrestling, Judo, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do and more…

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs Karate
Here, Hoyler Gracie takes on a Karate black belt who claimed to have developed a “street lethal” style that was unbeatable. If you watch this video, you will see how wrong he was. Once taken to the ground by the BJJ master, the karate man didn’t stand a chance.
But the message didn’t get across, so after tapping out he decided to give it another try, resulting in an even quicker submission.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu BJJ vs San Shou
In China’s first MMA event, watch a BJJ Blue Belt take out a cocky guy. The BJJ man stays calm… so calm his opponent relaxes and crosses his legs, making some in the crowd laugh. Then, the BJJ blue belt finishes him with an arm bar after getting the mount.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs Tae Kwon Do
Notice how the Tae Kwon Do black belt (black shirt) had no idea what to do with his body on the mat when compared to the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. In the end, he gave his back, the BJJ black belt set his hooks and went for the choke, resulting in immediate submission.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs Wrestling
Here you see how a wrestler gets comfortable with his back on the ground… something out of the norm for a wrestler.  You’ll see the wrestler (a US champion) give the BJJ master his back, resulting in almost-immediate choke.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs Muay Thai
Notice how the Muay Thai artist can land some good strikes but none of them are useful once he gets picked up and slammed to the ground by the BJJ artist.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu vs Kung Fu
The Kung Fu man tries to keep space between himself and the BJJ expert… because he knows what will happen if he gets him on the ground.
As in the Kenpo Karate video, the Kung Fu man asks for a second match, thinking he now knows what to do.
Again, leverage, simplicity and technique prevail, but the BJJ expert shows less mercy. The video ends with some vintage footage of another Kung Fu challenge in Sao Paolo, resulting in the Kung Fu man getting choked unconscious after giving up his back.

  1. This video is interesting as well – – it’s a BJJ white belt vs. a karate yellow belt in a full-contact (no hits to the face) 4-round session in a park. The BJJ white belt showed his technique and it looks like he’s pretty advanced for a white belt. Good takedowns and he stayed calm. The karate practitioner did not have a ground game and it seemed like his kicks were always slow enough that the BJJ guy grabbed them and did a takedown every time. The video has a music background with swearing in it, so if that bothers you, it would be good to turn that down. Otherwise, it shows some good stuff in a clean session.

  2. These videos are simply designed to show how important a ground game is. I’m not saying that every BJJ practitioner can take out every other martial artist… that would be foolish. But just review the videos and notice how someone from a stand-up, strike-oriented martial art seems almost helpless on the ground against a BJJ expert who knows how to close the distance and stay in tight.
    In my experience in the Marines, most fights that made it past a couple strikes (or attempts at striking) wound up horizontal.

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