Jiu-jitsu, Karate, Krav-Maga, Taekwondo…they are all basically the same thing right? A group of people get together wearing robe-like pajamas and break boards. Usually someone is a “black belt,” and you refer to them as sensei or master or some other possibly Asian sounding term of respect.
If you’re nodding along you’ve probably found this website prior to embarking upon your jiu-jitsu journey. Or, if you’re nodding along you may be a jiu-jitsu player who has encountered these assumptions from family and friends.
Well, jiu-jitsu is more than just another martial art, and not all martial arts are the same…or even equal.