Strength is not the main thing in the struggle to win!


Fighter with weight in 65 kg wins his opponent whose weight is 100 kg! It’s hard to imagine for those ones who aren`t familiar with Brazilin Jiu-Jitsu! But it’s quite realistic!

Seeing two fighters one of whom is little and thin and other looks like a rock in most cases audience will bank on the win of a large statute fighter. And they will be wrong. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a unique kind of fight because in this type of sport weaker fighter can win bigger opponent. The secret is that strength isn’t the main thing in this kind of sport. But you can ask what is the main thing in catch-style if the force isn`t important?! It doesn’t matter how many kilograms you are in weight and how strong your muscles are pumped! Techniques which is based on dynamism, timing and agility are the keys to success in jiu-jitsu. And fighters prove this fact again and again competing for winning medal.

Thus, Ukrainian fighter Roman Nepota (SC “Borets”/ ZR Team) defeated stronger opponent during the “German National IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2017”.

Roman Nepota vs Alexis Carbajo (absolute, German National IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2017, Berlin, Germany).

In London during the “British National Open” Roman Nepota faced with sizable opponent who was defeated by Roman despite the obvious difference in weight and height.

The history of jiu-jitsu contains many fights watching which it’s hard to believe it’s actually possible. The fight of John Oosthuysen who received a victory over 155 kg fighter can be a great example of it! The weight difference in 67 kg didn’t prevent smaller fighter to force his opponent to give away.

It is said that room makes for the youth. At the Newbreed Ultimate Challenge Championship 17- year-old Michael Arrieta defeated his opponent who was 154 kg, despite the fact that Michael’s weight was only 70 kg.

Probably big and portly fighters have already scared of their opponents with lower weight. During the “Grapplers Showdown 2013” the fighter with 69 kilograms win over his opponent who weighted 110 kg.

Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practice and numerous fights have proved that strength is not the main thing in this sport. This sport art is based on the principal that athlete with poor developed physical stature can successfully defend himself and won stronger opponent using proper techniques (submission and chokehold).

Last modified: February 14, 2018

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