Watch and Learn Jiu-Jitsu – By: Ryron Gracie
A while back I was sparring with Rener and I remember being in danger of a choke. His attack was relentless. I tried every technique that I knew, but the choke kept getting deeper and deeper. Seeing no other option, I abandoned the idea of pure technique and used everything I had to twist free from the choke. Let me be clear… I was more than close to losing the battle. What kept me from tapping or sleeping was not technique, but a strategic explosion.
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Q: Is it better to be technical and lose or explosive and survive?
Its more efficient and a better investment of your time to be technical and lose. There is value in exploding out of bad situation to safety, it helps you understand what you are physically capable of. Be aware of the risk of injury , worsening the position and most of all running away from learning the intricacies of jiu-jitsu.