Judo and BJJ (Brazilian Ju Jitsu) are both effective martial arts, good for fitness and skill development in young children.
There are many similarities – both involve Ne Waza (“groundwork”, similar to wrestling), neither have striking and both are physically demanding.
However, there are some key differences you might want to consider before choosing a sport for your child.
|Fitness & coordination
|Competitive & fun
|Good for self defence
|Wrestling & ground defence skills
|Standing defence & falling skills
|Mostly not for profit clubs
|Low training fees
|Gear Needed: Gi (uniform)
|Gear 'Recommended': mouthguard, rash vest, ear protectors, fight shorts
|National insurance regime
|Quality enforced by national AIS funded body
|Membership transfers across all JFA clubs
Ready to choose?