Orange County has become a hub of martial arts studios. You may remember seeing a Karate dojo on every corner just 10 years ago. But as times progress, people seem to be valuing real world self defense over traditional fighting martial arts.
This is great for Martial Arts as a whole – moving away from the mysticism that has been associated with Kung-Fu; Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is full contact so there are no fake moves that don’t work.
In Jiu Jitsu, there is a sport aspect that is more a kin to the traditional martial arts – based on point fighting more so than actual fighting – GB Costa Mesa blends well the real world self defense techniques you need to know with the sport side of point fighting. Not to say that sport jiu jitsu will 100% work in a street fight, we just know that it will work better than any other martial art, even if you only practiced sport Jiu Jitsu.
There is a common saying that is used often here and that is you can be a black belt in jiu jitsu but if you get punched in the face you won’t be. You must know how to throw a punch and a kick (and to catch one) to be well rounded for self defense. This goes for all martial arts. All those flying spiny kicks don’t mean anything if you get taken down to the ground. You must know Striking and Jiu Jitsu to be well rounded.