"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?
A good case of both sides is Fernando Terere vs. Roger Gracie. Both of these guys have a high level game but Roger is much stronger than Terere. Terere starts off very strong - almost ending the match with a nice armbar, but in the end, Roger wins.
Who is displaying the most skill here?
I will try to keep focusing on technique - if strength comes in the process - so be it.