Strength vs. Technique

"Helio, built slightly at just 5-foot-7 and around 140 pounds, quickly realized that many of the long-held techniques relied on brute strength. Because he was often outsized in competition, he worked to adapt existing Japanese jiu-jitsu to rely on physics and leverage rather than power."

So as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Jiu Jitsu literally meaning "art of softness") becomes more popular, a focus on strength has come into play in many circles. Is that the right way for the art to evolve?


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