Josh Barnett (Catch) and Ryron Gracie (BJJ) submission

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  Josh Barnett taps Ryron Gracie with a toehold

Why are we posting about the fights between different styles? The answer is simple, We want to share the idea that no martial art is better than another, each fighting style has their strong techniques and also their , and fighters can make the big differences. 

When the fight is between similar styles, such as between Judo & BJJ, or Taekwondo & Taekwondo, the fighter who is physically and technically ready would be the winner of the fight, and it wont mean that their style is better or stronger, but it would simply mean that the fighter himself is strong!

We have a fight  between Josh Barnett and Ryron Gracie, where Catch Wrestling meets Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a Championship match at Metamoris VI.

I personally meet BJJ instructors who claim that BJJ has solutions against several techniques from the other different martial arts, and they feel convinced that their style is a compete system!

Just the idea to think that your martial art or your fighting style is a complete system is a very wrong idea. Some martial arts are founded by collecting several techniques from other styles to create the complete system, it is a good idea but the martial arts are much complicated than that.

The martial art techniques are effective if they were practiced thousands of times, and the fighter can not practice a technique thousands of times if there were many styles of fighting, (example: Kicking, punching, wrestling.. in same fighting style).

Let's give short information about both Catch and BJJ:

 Catch sport is a type of throwing game that involves a ball and two or more players. The objective is to throw the ball to one of the players who catch the ball, and then throw it to another player, and so on. The game can be played in a variety of different ways, with varying rules and variations, but the basic idea is to keep the ball moving and prevent it from hitting the ground. 

Catch sports are popular in many cultures around the world and have various names depending on the region. For example, some popular catch sports include baseball, cricket, dodgeball, and frisbee. These sports involve different types of balls and are played on different surfaces, but all require good hand-eye coordination, quick reflexes, and the ability to make accurate throws.

BJJ, short for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting techniques. It originated in Brazil but has gained worldwide popularity. BJJ is primarily known for its emphasis on using technique and leverage to control and submit opponents, regardless of their size or strength.

In BJJ, practitioners learn a wide range of techniques such as joint locks, chokes, and positional control to neutralize and defeat opponents. One of the key aspects of BJJ is the ability to take the fight to the ground, where practitioners use various holds and submissions to force their opponent to tap out.

BJJ is often practiced in a gi (a traditional kimono-like uniform) or without a gi, known as no-gi. It is taught in a structured manner, with belt ranks indicating the level of proficiency held by each practitioner.

Apart from being a highly effective martial art, BJJ is also a popular sport with competitions held worldwide. Competitors strive to dominate their opponents using skill, strategy, and technique. BJJ is also frequently utilized in mixed martial arts (MMA) competitions, with many fighters incorporating BJJ techniques into their arsenal.

Training in BJJ provides numerous benefits such as self-defense skills, physical fitness, mental discipline, stress relief, and a supportive community. It is a challenging and rewarding martial art that appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds.