Conor McGregor once claimed that, “Precision beats power, and timing beats speed.” While both of those statements may be factual, he left one out when it comes to fighting… Brazilian Jui-Jitsu beats lifting weights.
There’s something about pumping iron that makes men feel tougher than they probably are. Sure, if you work out enough you’re going to gain a lot of power. If you do enough cardio exercise you’re going to have more stamina, and if you work on explosive movements you’re going to have more speed. Here’s the thing though, if you don’t train to actually fight and pick one with someone who does it isn’t going to end the way you hoped.
In the video below you’ll see a guy walk into a room where a jui-jitsu class is being held. He walks up to a black belt, of all people, and decides he wants to have a go. Next thing he knows he’s getting slapped around and hemmed up at will. It get’s even worse when the black belt sicks a female purple belt on him… Gender doesn’t even matter when you possess these kinds of skills!