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Why is "Pulling Guard" mocked in the BJJ community?

Posted by Bret Gold on

Why pulling guard is looked down upon and mocked in the BJJ community First and foremost - Practicing a ground-based martial art without being proficient at the ability to get the fight to the ground without giving up position is absurd. What it really boils down to is Self Defense People tout Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as the most effective/efficient martial art applicable to real-world situations. But a lot of people who practice BJJ are seemingly averse to learning takedowns and throws. Takedowns and throws are paramount in the BJJ self-defense system. If you’re in a tournament or some kind of...

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