Changing Cavitt Wrestling to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Cavitt has a wrestling team, we all know this and we all enjoy wrestling our friends during P.E. I, however would like to see a change. Instead of wrestling, why not do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)?

BJJ originated from the older martial art, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu. Japanese Jiu-Jitsu is the martial art the Japanese taught their military in case of hand-to-hand combat. Japanese Jiu-Jitsu teaches you to immobilize your opponent as fast as possible.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is similar to Japanese Jiu-Jitsu but takes the moves and makes them much less dangerous. For example, the hip throw. In Japanese Jiu-Jitsu you throw them back to back, this has a high chance of them breaking their necks. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu you throw them stomach to back, this ends up with them on their backs.

Andrew Do, who already takes classes of BJJ would rather have the system changed to BJJ instead of continuing to do wrestling. He also went to a wrestling practice when wrestling was in season.

BJJ is a much more useful martial art. This is because it teaches you moves you can use to “disable” someone. I would personally like to see the switch because if I get into a real fight, BJJ would be much more useful than wrestling.

Personally, I know this because I taught myself some chokes and armbars that can do some real damage. This is much more useful than getting someone on their backs for five seconds, while they continue to punch you.