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?