In the majority of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies around the world, they will teach you the sport aspect of Jiu-Jitsu. This means no strikes, and little self defense, but more focus on the modern sweeps, guard passes etc..
We all watch MMA and have seen Jiu-Jitsu in an MMA fight (think of the first UFC’s), but what does a Jiu-Jitsu sparring session look like when you add strikes to the equation?
Most people think of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu as a grappling sport. Truth is Grand Masters Carlos and Helio Gracie created a complete system of self-defense which is based on grappling but also includes some of the most effective strikes.
In this video instructor Marco Moreno (black belt under GM Relson Gracie) demonstrate some of those strikes involving the hardest parts of the human body to incapacitate an opponent, to set up other attacks or to break free from an assailant.