These days I see most serious martial arts and self-defense programs incorporating some amount of grappling and ground fighting into their curriculums.
That's great news, because it's a much needed aspect of training.
Not too long ago, maybe 10-15 years ago, most programs didn't have any concept of ground fighting at all. In fact it much rarer to see folks cross train and BJJ was just coming onto the scene and gaining popularity.
Typically you would see "traditional" martial arts folks who hadn't cross-trained much, or at all, convinced that their art was "the way". Or, you would see self-defense programs that weren't much more sophisticated than a palm to the nose and a kick to the balls.
Look, I've been training in martial arts, "traditional" and otherwise, for over three decades. Here's a hard truth.
All martial arts and self-defense systems have gaps. They all have areas of weakness.
Even BJJ has gaps.
But, here's the gist of it.
BJJ (brazilian jiu jitsu) is the martial arts that fills the gaps that most other martial arts have.
You'll see TKD and Karate folks training in BJJ. You'll see Boxers and Kickboxers training in BJJ. You'll see self-defense systems (like Krav) adding BJJ to their curriculums.
Why not just learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?
Well, good instructors are hard to find. And, when it comes to BJJ both skill (rank) AND a knowledge of how to teach matters.
At DG we know how to teach and the BJJ coaches here have a high level of expertise.
Plus, the Dragon Gym offers a unique experience. You can also get access to expert level instruction in Muay Thai, Hapkido and Taekwondo.
Interested in learning BJJ for Self-Defense?