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Jiu jitsu + face punching = combat jiu jitsu

I’m a huge fan of ground work in MMA. Give me scrambles and submissions over the stand up game any day of the week and twice on Sunday. But try as I might, I just can’t get into watching straight up jiu jitsu competitions. I know it’s probably just my uneducated troglodyte eye or some sh*t, but there’s just way too much nothing going on in your average BJJ match to keep me interested.

Fortunately for the Just Bleed fan in all of us, Eddie Bravo has come up with a solution to this problem: Combat Jiu Jitsu. I’ll let him explain it:

You know, it was just an idea, I just thought that theres so many good Jiu Jitsu guys out there, so many that won’t do MMA because they don’t want to learn kick boxing. So we never really get to see what their Jiu Jitsu looks like when there are punches. A lot of great Jiu Jitsu players don’t need to learn kickboxing… they don’t need to do MMA. (With CJJ) you don’t have to learn kick boxing, Just punching on the ground, no elbows…if you look at it from the MMA world, looking down, it looks real tame MMA, but if you look at it from the Jiu Jitsu world it looks like extreme grappling. Could you imagine watching Abi Dubai and dudes are punching the ground? How cool would that be?

As long as one dude is on the ground you can start punching. Standing it is just wrestling, but it’s amateur MMA rules on the ground so there are no elbows on the ground. Just punches to the head and there are no Heel-hooks, because they don’t allow heel-hooks in amateur mma. I really really pushed for it man I really wanted heel-hooks bad. But you know, I really wanted One-Ten minute round but all they would give me is Three-Three Minute rounds.

I think there was a big hole between grappling and MMA -that is a giant hole and that giant hole is Combat Jiu Jitsu. Obviously real MMA is the best, obviously …UFC fights, that’s the best shit of course. Im just saying this (CJJ) is something different. Its not as good as MMA…but it’s better than grappling (laughs)

Eddie Bravo is one crazy mofo. He turns jiu jitsu on it’s head with the rubber guard and half a dozen other moves with retardo names, and now he’s trying to popularize a new form of grappling competition. And what an obvious idea! Exactly the kind of thing only a chronic potsmoker would look at and go ‘Why the f*ck isn’t this already happening?’

Regular jiu jitsu is way too slow paced to ever break out of its niche, but here’s hoping this CJJ thing goes somewhere. I’m down for slugfests and kickboxing and all that junk, but sometimes a man just wants to watch two dudes scrapping it out on the ground.

  • #1Jackal

    This isnt a new idea. Sorry Eddie.  There is a jiu-jitsu tournament this weekend in the city that I live in.  The first part will be regular jitsu and then after that will be “ground and pound jiu-jitsu”   Same thing as Eddie is talking about, you can punch or hammer fist on the ground but no elbows.  And stand up is straight wrestling no striking

  • Filmdrunk

    Does Eddie Bravo ever make a fucking video that doesn’t have 25 minutes of unnecessary bullshit I end up fast forwarding through in it? Jesus Christ, man, lay off the weed, it’s hampering your editing skills.

    Also, when did Mario Batali become a BJJ ref?

  • G Funk

    His music sucks. Fucked up a good song here.

  • Giallo

    blah blah blah. fucking loser.

  • Reverend Clint

    so its MMA for cripples and lazy people

  • Jarman

    ^that’s me! sweet! and I bet he’ll let me take a bong rip just before a match. I may have found my niche sport gentlemen!

  • Blackula Jonez

    Medical marijuana is to blame for this.

  • iamphoenix

    sounds stupid. straight up BJJ is good enough for me.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    No knees and kicks on the ground?  Meh.

  • #1Jackal

    Finally a place full of Eddie haters, I didnt think they existed.  I get tired of everybody thinking that he is god.  He is very very talented, but he has smoked himself dumb and could have been much better if it wasnt for his love of jane

  • Blackula Jonez

    I don’t hate Eddie, I just think CJJ is silly.

  • Pusat

    He explained why he fguoht that way. He needed a win and not an exciting fight that could have gone either way because he is now in the title picture. Greg Jackson did nothing but change his mindset in his fighting style because Greg Jackson makes champs, not chumps. Piss off you fucking hater, is Jon Jones a pansy wrestler who just dry humps? Nope, what about Sanchez, Carwin, Arlovski, Cerrone, Guillard, or Condit? Didn’t think so hater. It’s about fighting SMARTER.

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