As a Jiu Jitsu instructor, it is common to receive visits from combat athletes versed in other disciplines such as wrestling and judo. What almost never fails to occur during sparring, is an immediate attack from the Jiu Jitsu-newcomer with a great degree of power and strength. Against an intermediate level of Jiu Jitsu fundamentals, this almost always results in the other combat athlete’s bewilderment, usually followed up with more aggression and strength in their next attack. What the newcomer must soon learn, is that the system of Jiu Jitsu is designed to not only deflect and parry the attacks of the opponent but to answer with deadly attacks of its own such as triangle chokes and elbow or leg breaks. Just like a knockout punch that you didn’t see coming, the danger is there and can only be avoided with complete and full knowledge of the intricacies that make up this amazing and beautiful art we love, along with consistent and purposeful practice. Only then can you reach a level of Jiu Jitsu that you truly trust regardless of your physical condition.