BJJ Martial Arts VS Karate

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Karate might look like similar styles of martial arts but there are a number of very different characteristics.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art characterised by devastating throws, takedowns, sweeps, joint locks and limb manipulation, chokes, and controlling positions. Aside from wrestling and judo, it is one of the only martial arts that offers the unique advantage of taking another human being out of the domain of using kicks and punches in a standing position to the ground where only skills specific to ground martial arts will prevail.

This is the primary difference between BJJ and Karate because where BJJ starts Karate ends, for this reason, it’s one of the best self-defence martial arts for single attacker scenarios.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a very physically demanding martial art, beautifully blending aerobic and anaerobic fitness whilst learning complex body movements that enhance personal well being.

It conditions practitioners in a unique way — it seems the only way to condition yourself for BJJ is to practice BJJ. Sparring is a staple but not a compulsory part of nearly every practice which is where most of the demand comes from.