Because of the rise in of the UFC and mixed martial arts, Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu have gained tremendous popularity. Many people who are interested in learning martial arts in San Diego will begin their search with terms like “Gracie Jiu-Jitsu” or even “BJJ”.
While martial arts like Judo or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) are definitely solid systems, it is not the only way to learn how to grapple or fight on the ground. In the vast universe of Asian Martial Arts, there are many other systems which teach the student how to effectively deal with a ground confrontation in a self-defense situation. In fact, most styles of Jiu-Jitsu can be traced back to Chinese roots and the practice of Chin Na or Chinese locking techniques.
In reality, Chinese Martial Arts were the first true Mixed Martial Arts. Many traditional styles of Kung Fu like Choy Li Fut, teach students how to defend themselves in all aspects of fighting including kicking, striking, throwing, and even grappling.