Navy SEAL on real martial arts .

Published on Mar 30, 2016
Navy SEAL Jocko Willink on real martial arts. Keep in mind that he is an expert in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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  • Krav

  • He is not talking about martial arts, he is talking about self defense.

  • Today's Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is not the same as Gracie Jiu-jitsu. I would prefer today's judo than today's BJJ. Anyways, the best for self-defense is the realistic art that you master: MMA, judo, boxing, wrestling, Muay-Thai, you pick up what you enjoy. If you enjoy judo: stick with it, 4-5 years of judo and being proficient in it will be a way better than to go to Muay-Thai, not enjoy it, do 2-3 months and quit.

  • I think a knife is pretty handy. It's quick, it's silent, it's light. It can save you 20 years of training PLUS it's probably legal.

  • the number thing in protecting yourself from all evils in this world is the word of god which is jesus Christ our lord. he never ever ever ever fails.. end of story completely........

  • Just learn the gun katas guys, geez. Lol us-tv.org/tv/video-Qz5PwheNZvQ.html

  • I'm so glad I don't live in America. Cops with guns = criminals with guns. Self defence with guns = criminals with guns. Look at the murder stats of countries where the populace isn't armed, it's a no brainer. The 5th amendment is for paranoid idiots.

  • If you cut off this guy’s shoulders you get how broad my shoulders are

  • What was the other guy his martial art?

  • Don't forget Judo and Sambo

  • While I agree with Concealed Carry and carry every where it's legal myself, every person who carries a firearm should also carry a $20 pepper spray. Also, people in countries where they don't have freedom, like Australia or the UK, don't have the gun option.

  • Mate your first answer is the best, second, fist and elbows.

  • Black belt don't mean shit now a days I took 2 years off came back trained for 2 months and defeated a fourth degree black belt and a second degree it shows it depends on the person

  • What is the formula for being an aggressive bad ass ? = There isn't one . Being a martial arts teacher and having to tell a student they simply do not have the attitude / aptitude / reflexes or body strength to become an effective fighter .... seriously sucks .

  • Jujitsu is worthless against multiple attackers. Hsingi Kung-fu is the best fighting art. The SEAL only reflects western knowledge.

  • Never heard about JOCK-HO facing a prime Mike Tyson. Wise decision JOCK-HO!

  • Great video, to get a black belt it takes dedication, disapplin and heat . Without that you may as well quit before you start .

  • Simpley stupid. Guns are for law enforcement and military. Everyone who suggest to get a gun for private use and "self defense" is a idiot,

  • Brazilian Jujitsu is Kosen Judo. Anyway learn a striking art and a grappling art.

  • Why the black and white and this kind of shot? To make the guy imposing? Throws me off a little this much theatricality.

  • Wrong.

  • In Canada we don't carry guns and we don't need them either,have fun living in your shithole where you need to carry a deadly device just to stay alive suckers,you people are like alcoholics,booze is your problem but its also your solution,you were born into madness you people are incapable to see what it looks like from the outside,war,weapons,armies,it's the number 1 problem of humanity,it won't be solved using the same militarist logic that created those problems in the first place,we have to disarm and start trusting each other,can't live like this forever.USA is creating themselves criminals by selling weapons ,they all end up in the streets ,anybody can get one easily,that's your real problem.

    • It's probably a bit to late to turn back now. The U.S. is fanatical about the right to bear arms especially where I live in Houston Texas.

  • I already carry a knife for self defense and its already TOO MUCH ,im risking killing someone and end up in jail ,or get killed,only because of that lethal weapon.So GUNS ;WOW ,you ricans have been spreading so many guns everywhere that nowadays it almost make sense to carry one ,stuck in the loop of insanity for ever

  • A gun -_- .................what is this shit? NOBODY CARRY GUNS ANYMORE YOU DUMBASS ,only in your shit country usa,to tell someone looking to learn self defebse to carry a gun is insanity,its BEYOND absurd,you americans dont get the level of absurdity of this idea,you were born into non sense,that's why your country is the bully number 1 on Earth and the most hated country on the planet .

    • Alright you hit the nail on the head. Can we still be friends I promise not to shoot anyone.

  • i want see a 55kg bjj woman fighting a 120 kg kung fu bullshit or not guy and we all would see reality: shit the guy will win with ease - I remember some fight...female european boxing champion vs some average guy - rather fat - but not handicapped...she broke his (untrained :D) nose but didn’t manage to knock him out for minutes. him bound to boxing rules also didn’t manage to destroy her of course...most important in a fight is physical condition and strength like determination. weapons that don’t make use of physical strength of course do even the odds. problem with sparring is also: joint locks - blood jokes whatever can be controlled in effekt. controlled punching makes the opponent continue. boxing vs 2 opponents works well - ground fight rather not so well if you don’t want your brain get kicked out. to ‚generalize‘ infinite possibilities of situations doesn’t make sense at all. but fighting multiple attackers is only possible when still in motion and not on floor. any bjj master can try that on me ripping off my limbs while my friend blows his brains out with a baseball bat. and vs guns: you are dead anyway if the attacker has a kill intent. guess what - noone will attack you warning you before. and yes it’s possible to gun down an idiot waving a gun with no intent. but vs sneaky and deadly assaults on street staying at home with doors locked works best.

  • This guy knows his stuff - I have trained in Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, and Boxing. I am now in Karate and am bored with it :) - The kicks are cool, but I would take the other 3 all day every day.

  • It's a gun. Enough said.

  • With his Size, he could Patty Cake you to Death. My Sensei was 130lb Don Nagle, winner of the 1956 Okanowan Karate Championship. He used Isshinryu Karate every day in Jersey City, working for the Narcotics Police Force. The only Karate Style with a vertical snap punch is Isshinryu and all kicks are below the belt. Developed by Tatsu Shimabuku, who was a maybe an inch or 2 over 5 feet. His style is a proven effective method, designed for small or older people. It has saved me many times...always against larger opponents. Also, it is steeped in Taoism. I can't express how important this philosophy is in a well balanced Martial Artist. Peace and Love my Friends.

  • So I was watching this video and just remembered, I smoke rocks

  • Nancy Grace, Hillary Clinton, Extremist members of ANTIFA 7:25

  • BJJ is pretty useless if its not on the ground and the ground is a bad place if theres more then one attacker

  • 1. Gun 2. Run like fuck 3. Jujitsu

  • You were excellent when you were with Pink FLoyd

  • Man you hit this one on the head. Concealed carry is #1 but you must do some hand to hand training to support it. Thanks for the great info.

  • Situational awareness will buy you those precious seconds even before you pull a weapon.

  • Combat Hapkido?

  • To master martial arts you must first master the cock push up

  • I think the ideal martial arts are Judo Jui jitsu Krav Maga or Muay Thai

  • Thanks for posting. I found what Jocko had to say to be very interesting.

  • the best training for selfdefense is boxing and wrestling...if someone pull a knife on you ? just run or stay away from the assailant , cause to learn how to defend against someone with a knife take years of practice,

  • I disagree with the Brazilian jiujitsu. He probably hasn't really seen catch wrestling.

  • I love all that "martial arts teach you discipline and humility" BS.... you can do that while channeling your time to do useful things rather than learn weird exotic hand waving.

  • Fantastic upload

  • Lol aka street fighting

  • Jocko: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.....Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, BJJ . Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

  • What's a style for bodygaurds?

  • Playstation judo is not the same as being fearless enough to put the hurt on another person ..and mean it. Just remember a fist fight is like shooting tracers.. They go both ways. Dont wait for the first hit. Hit first hard and dont stop till they napp or run

  • It is rather intimidating to post a comment among so many martial arts experts and guys whose dads were in the army.

  • Tae Kwon Do :)

  • I’ve been listening to Joe Rogan’s take on these stuff lately and it’s interesting and reassuring how this guy says exactly the same thing. ‘Touch-of-death’ kind of systems simply don’t exist, and you got to learn what works against real fighters who know what they do. What’s even better is how Joe and Jocko agree on Krav Maga. I mean, Krav is definitely not bs as the Israeli’s have been using it for decades as the official self defense and disarmament training for their armed forces. Yet they both agree that it’s only good after you know what the heck you’re doing. There it is guys. Bjj, Muay Thai, Boxing and Wrestling, and then maybe Krav to assist in knife/firearm situations. Take it from the experts.

  • Get a gun and a concealed carry permit. A very wise answer. Every tactical expert will agree 100%. Step #2, he recommended sport jiu-jitsu? Sorry, that's where I must respectfully disagree with my fellow warrior. Butt-scooting (sport jiu-jitsu) is 100% ground fighting. No stand-up skills whatsoever. When the goal is street-self defense arts such as Krav Maga, Kajukenbo, Kenpo, Muay Thai, Russian Sombo, or Hapkido should be at the top of your list.

  • Shouldn't it say FORMER seal? Motherfucker is like 50. I went to A&P school with FORMER special ops guys and even I could probably kick their ass lol. Everybody gets old. Pretty sure these old fucks are not going on special ops in the night anymore.

  • When you have a hammer everything looks like a nail.

  • Western boxing???

  • why do you need a gun? what happened to the police? are there no police in your town?

  • My sensei told me and he has Dan grades in 3 different martial arts the best form of self -defense is the one you use to defend yourself against yourself. Yield and triy to avoid conflict, don't look to engage.

  • So Martial Arts works when there is no Jiu-Jitsu fighter around. Roger that!

    • There are many arts that would defeat Jiu-Jitsu in a street , sambo is one good example

  • Where I live carrying a gun would land me in jail, martial arts is more viable and a good way of staying in shape.

  • Wrestling over bjj

  • Is called an equalizer....I/m 5 ft and a half tall....most people are bigger than me....and the majority of them pick a fight w/me because the can visualize beating the sh... out of me....that why I always carry a blade....but the won't know I do....until they feel it....

  • Call sign on twitter! lolz

  • Great points sir. I am 47 and have a black belt in Goju Ruy karate (black belt meaning a true "beginner.") I have a yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do and studied BJJ before it was a spark in the eye of whoever created the UFC envrironment. I've also studied Ninjutsu and several other martial arts. The key is to diversify. BJJ won't serve one well in a conflict with 2 or more assailants, especially if the assailants know what they are doing. Fortunately, common thugs do not typically have the skill or discipline to take on a true martial artist. There is no perfect system depending on the conflict environment which is why diversity of knowledge is critical. I take great pride in the several times I avoided a fight using other means such as reasoning and diplomacy which do not always work but must be tried and encouraged. Thank you for your video.

  • I wonder what the inferior martial art was that the other guy wasted 20 years of his life on. Interesting that he didn't mention it. I'm guessing perhaps Tae Kwon Do, Karate or Kung Fu.

  • bro staying off the ground in a multiple opponent encounter is def vital. one of the craziest fights I was ever in was when I was attacked by a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and my friend said the guy was a “world renowned champion mma fighter”. He is from my home town, but I do not remember his name because it was 9 years ago and I didn’t really know him. Well I had taken “japanese mixed martial arts” as a child and 2 years of “tae kwon do” when I was a teenager. This guy tried to attack me to gain the love of a girl who’s heart I had previously broken. I guess she said she would date him if he beat my ass. He came at me from his monte carlo in the middle of the street. One of my best friends rushed him and the guy immediately tried to bring the fight to the ground. As soon as they were grappling, I just front kicked him in the head, not even that hard, and he was out like a LIGHT! Big time. His monte carlo was even running in the middle of the road with the door open from when he got out and rushed us. This guy was knocked out cold for at least 15 minutes from one kick to the head, a BJJ and mma expert who was also like 6’7 feet tall. My friends girlfriend then beat up the girl who had me attacked and then came up screaming at us for how we handled him, haha.

  • in shot train MMA, than you have the whole package

  • Just propaganda and bias for bjj and no sport is not good for self defence even roger Gracie says that ofc is better for nothing and is good sport but if you compare sport with sport sambo or combat sambo ssmbo easy wins plus they have similar self defence programs because they came from Kano jujutsu

  • What a joke. When a navy seal gives into the fear mongering for firearms... the whole point of martial arts is a system of defense and offense without weapons... learn your history seal boy... not too mention some people can't have a conceal carry... so you'll be illegally carrying for self defense... bjj is the best for grappling. Muay thai is strong kicks with knees and elbows. Tae Kwan do you kick peoples heads off in artistic fashion... almost 100% of the crazy windmill throwing psychos out there can't fight, and they'll lose to someone with even a basic training in self defense...

  • I'd agree with him 100% if I knew I would always get attacked by one person, a rear naked choke ain't going to do nothing if I have three people attacking me. However that style works very well on one-on-one situations

  • I disagree about boxing and Muay Thai. They are not for the average person. Those sports are brutal and damage your brain. The average person should just do BJJ.

  • Stupid idiot with his bad advice , bjj is the last thing you want to do in a street fight cause as you're imitation the gaycie family like this Jaffa suggest , someone will really hurt you, remember street fights today are not one on one anymore and lying on you're back doing you're bjj while out numbered will vet you hurt ,i am surprised a navy seal would say this, but the hay cult of gaycie seems to got to him to

  • My 2 cents, which may or may not be worth 2 cents: 1. Concealed carry (keep training for life) 2. boxing (1 year, at least) 3. wrestling or judo. (1 year, at least) From there, if you wanna study more striking, take Muay Thai; if you wanna study more grappling, take Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. If you're into non-shooting weapons, add a SE Asian MA (escrima, silat, etc) that trains in that.

  • I dont understand these americans: Why should anyone learn BJJ for self defense? He takes it as first example, but says, that it is only good, to get up from the ground. I talked to many police officers here in germany and every single one of them said: "Never take a fight to the ground". So is it any good, besides "how to get up" and the philosophic perspective? Groundwork in self defense is just way to dangerous because of the close contact to the opponent and the bystanders. I see here a clear conflict of interest. The statement about firearms is also a thing, one would also never think about here in germany.

  • What do you think about Kali (PH) And can you try it out with knife teaser. A lot says its the last line of defence when bullets runs dry.

  • its a shame i cant thumb this up twice. sir, i thank you for your service

  • Youre right guy. Conseal a gun learn to handle it, learn to use it, and learn how to youse it right! I chose teak won do for martial Arts. I prefer the distance of my legs. And of course the power of my fists. It can happen all the time. You don't know when or where. If you can't use your gun you have to use some other stuff. Feet, fist, head or something else.

  • I'd just like to ask Jocko what happens when you run into a Russian Sambo wrestler a style that almost defeats BJJ every time

  • Violence from zero to 100 in less time than anyone can contemplate wtf you just did. Sorry but you have to give up your common decency for 2 Seconds , Switch it OFF !!! to be deadly effective. That said once you know this be prepared to walk away if you can because there are a lot of consequences and that switch will have to go back on . So my go to tools in my box are As follows because they are reactive, a punch to the throat, A biro pen in the eye or stab the throat. A car key to the face many times, my favourite a hand palm punch just under the jaw below the ear , instant knock out or to the nose . NEVER USE ON ANYONE UNLESS ABSOLUTELY YOU OR THEM. Now consider I done years of boxing and judo and a bit of wing Chung non of which is employed above . I just grew up in a rough place I know what works. Doesn’t mean I can always do it though. Iv let a couple of people hit me just to not go to that narsty toolbox of mine. It’s a dangerous ugly place.

  • bjj is a clear winner for ground grappling in competition but self defense or military the one thing you dont want to do is fighting someone on ground, its obvious you can get shot stabbed or kicked in the gead from another attacker, learning to get back up from a takedown or countertakedown is one thing but spending all the time doing ground fighting doesnt make you a good fighter in self defense

    • he's literally a navy seal. stop saying "in the military" this motherfucker was in teh military

  • i know this is his opinion but telling somebody what martial art to practice is not what you should do he should have told everyone to find the different arts that you like to what you need the purpose of the training

  • I love how people use jujitsu argument. Keep teaching people this and that all fights go to the ground it makes it a lot easier for classical trained martial artists. When you pull out the rules and allow people to do techniques to expressly hurt others the tool box opens for classical martial arts.

    • +Mr. Orangeaide don't expect an answer...

    • then why does bjj win against TMA in 90 percent of cases?

  • Just to add my two cents, I always liked the adage “if you meet a boxer, wrestle him and if you meet a wrestler, run!“ Although the explosion of MMA has opened doors for our youth to practice things like Brazilian jujitsu, wrestling is still one of the most accepted methods of self-defense because it is a mainstream sport. Additionally, as a former Division I college athlete/Marine fighter pilot, I can tell you wrestlers, are the most prepared athletes for military training - both mentally and physically (I was not a wrestler). The other athletes who do remarkably well (at least in the Marine Corps) are distance runners.

  • get a gun kill someone get 20 years in prison.

  • A gun? I'm a Brit,hardly ever need a gun in the u.k.Maybe if I went to Afghanistan,but that is not likely.

  • Amen

  • If you can poke my eyes or grab my balls, I can do the same. If it's a real deal fight, that dog don't hunt. I'll take sparring 100% w training partners all the time vs forms and drills without the live speed dynamic that grappling based arts have. Mho

    • +Andrew Gamble oh yeah re read it and i can see ti now. i was confused when i responded in the first place

    • +Mr. Orangeaide that was what I was referring to. All grappling can be done 100% w low risk for injury or permanent damage

    • what? dude bjj has rolling. thats live resistance

  • A gun is generally a very bad idea. People using guns who kill another may very well be charged with murder. Absolutely the last resort. Best defense don't be there ans use situational awareness.

  • 0:59 If you wanna defend yourself use a gun.. ROLL CREDITS!!

  • Guns are only half the story. If you don't get to draw yours, you better have skills on top of that to defend yourself. Or what if the situation is such that drawing a gun increases your risk? If a guy shoves you aggressively in a crowd in front of a theater, do you draw a gun on him? And risk another guy just sees "That dude just pulled a gun" and shoots you? Never rely on just a gun, and know when not to draw one.

    • Now wasn't that prophetic? Alabama mall shooting, the "good guy with the gun" gets shot because he got mistaken for the bad guy with the gun.

  • *So a guy who fights with guns (and who has never touched an enemy soldier with his bare hands) is going to talk about "real" martial arts* ? Give me a break. Stop overreaching with this Navy SEAL bullsh_t and leave martial arts training to the experts like me. Thanks. I am sick and d@mn tired of people sucking Navy SEAL d_cks on the internet. Are they strong? Sure. Physically fit? Absolutely. Mentally tough? You bet. Then they get the equivalent of white or yellow belt training for hand to hand combat and they're handed a gun. If this guy has additional training, then he picked it up on his own, not from the military. If I want lessons on military tactics or shooting, I'll happily defer to the experts. I don't pretend to be an expert on guns. When you step into MY domain (hand to hand combat), I'm the expert, and people should be taking advice from instructors like me.

    • all fair, but this guy has killed. he has crossed that mental line. be it hand to hand or with a gun, he has and would be willing to do it again. and this guy is strong as fuck judging from the muscles on him. and he has been in situations where he's has to detain someone unwilling to get on their knees with their hands in the air, be it through bravery or just fear they froze. to pretend like this guy doesnt understand the psychology behind violence is silly. he would certainly understand it better than a point fighter.

  • You win any fight you avoid. Stay aware, and avoid dangerous situations.

  • With all do respect, it has been proven beyond doubt that wrestling is way superior to western boxing as an effective martial art. It's #2 or #3, at worst. BJJ, judo or wrestling. Take your pick.

  • If Jacko says it, its fact.

  • I think Jocko is a little biased since he practices BJJ. Boxing is ideal for self defense. In a street fight you never want to be on the floor.

  • This video is way to black and white for the subject of self defense, of which no two scenarios are the same! Not to mention the core of seal training is BUDS, which has nothing to do with hand to hand combat, and thus, just because this guy is a seal, does NOT make him an expert!

  • I think if he would of said kyonshin/karate I would have lost my mind.Because I believe that kyonshin is the deadliest Martial Art but if it is not then do so correct me.But I practice Taekwondo.

    • try boxing and/or wrestling. gonna have your eyes opened

  • Sambo, anyone?!?!?!

  • 7:23 lol letting us know what he really thinks of traditional martial artists.

  • People conflate 'martial ARTs' and 'fighting systems' and this causes all kinds of confusion. For example I wouldn't say BJJ is a Martial Art but it's a highly effective Fighting System. Conversely, Karate is a high level Martial Art but not a fighting system. Truely there's a small intersection, but Performance Art and Fighting art too very different groups. Does that mean highly stylised arts such as Tai Chi, Karate, etc have no value? Many of us are haunted by the idea of violence but its thankfully a rare occurance if you spend your free time constructively. If you can safely walk around your city, then holistically speaking they are of more value. Unfortuantely, the amount of narcissism in traditional schools is irreconcilable with the art itself. This group-think often leads their students to a dysfunctional decision-making outcome. Martial art performances are often slated. The common sentiment is well, they are just pretending to fight. These performers have chosen to perfect a particular artistic skill; whether its the subtelty of movement demonstrated in tai chi, the acrobatics of wushu, the focus and timing of Karate, etc. If you live in a dangerous area then a knife or gun is the skill set you should adopt, but prepared for the consequences.

  • It is his opinion, you can argue all you want, in the end it is his opinion. Silly People.

  • Black belt! come spar with me -ok what are rules? Everything you've learned, you cant use. Everything i've learned I can use. -sounds good lets do it!