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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  • 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!

  • 1. Gun (concealed carry) 2. Brazilian Juijitsu (grappling/defending on the ground) 3. Western Boxing (punching/maintain distance) 4. Muy Thai (striking/clinch) 5. Wrestling (takedowns/takedown defense) 6. Sticks/Knives "Build your base. Build your foundation. So that you are ready when it happens."

  • I agree with 50% of what he is saying, however Willink is referring to mostly combat sport. Truly, all things that relate to fighting ARE indeed Martial Arts in origin. In traditional systems there is a very little used principles called Bunkai. The litmus is the operator. There are no submissions in true combat. Most do not know the difference. How many modern Boxing practitioners train with no wraps or gloves? How many Thai fighters train the old ways of kicking trees, how many Grapplers train on concrete? Feel what Im saying?

  • Big mouth and a lot of bla bla bla

  • Thank you.....

  • Martial art is the way of war so specifying which one over the other is somewhat irrelevant, if or when you are attacked you must use all items at your disposal that includes eye gouging, biting, smashing them with what ever is handy say a rock. In war there are no rules except survive my great uncle was a commando in the British forces, get to a martial arts gym but one where you can relate to the instructor and practice punching kicking break falling and grappling but most importantly train your mind. I am trained in martial arts and was head instructor for years my experience is over 30 years so I have some idea. Guns are far from the best defence this is not the wild west with a gunfight in the street, if someone attacks you there almost no chance you will get the gun out in time. I believe the study by the upper most law enforcement agencies concluded that if the attacker is within 20 steps and you have not commenced to draw your weapon well you may as well not bother because they will in most cases be on you before you can get it out aim and shoot.

  • Very interesting video, but I wonder if anyone can tell me, how jiu- jitsu would hold up against multiple opponents? I mean, obviously that's not an ideal situation regardless of training, but still. . . .

  • All styles are good and have their strengths and weaknesses the style doesn't matter it's the experience and training. The experience and stamina is what's going to determine who the winner is. So I do not agree with this guy.

  • Total agree with you on the subject on all martial arts. Someone breaks your fingers or hand it over YES? Must martial arts uses hand techniques that leaves the attacker to destroy your hands. You must uses your brain, speed training and discipline. I have my Black belt, but without practice or repetition your lose all has been tort. Agree?

  • That TRUMP everything else, Good answer dude. I like that. Okay my name is Chris I train in Tae Kwon Do Oh Do Kwan and Little Kick boxing it has been over 20 year since trained in those sports. I study Tae Kwon Do for over 10 years and learnt a lot of good and bad techniques in this martial arts. Now I can not fight in any contact sports of a small tumor in my head and I like to go back to Tae Kwon do. How do I go back to train without any hits to the head I like to go back into that sport to get my fitness back?

  • lol cause obviously they didnt pratice real martial arts in the army...sure fam

  • While I agree with a gun in a way, there is a weakness. Which is why you go a gun and a knife. Knife is better if someone is close, according to Bas Rutten at least. Also, personal experience, I would go judo/wrestling first, because they teach you to defend takedowns and 90% of fights end up on the ground, so you may as well take it there yourself. Then stomp on them like a lot.

  • Haha get a gun love the answer

  • Best form of self defence a Gun

  • I didn't budge through that video. I was glued!

  • 40 cal 9mm 45 cal Nuff said.

  • Wise words from a wise man that which can see things for what they are. Through my life I've been asked the same thing over and over, can you teach me? what martial art should i train? What's the best self defense system etc etc... These days i just ask people back. How much time are you ready to put up? what are you willing to do if it comes to it? What are you willing to sacrifice? So when people cringe back when i start asking them if they would be capable to stab a pencile through another human beings eyes or such i must stay honest.. If you are not mentally capable or prepared to engage in such actions, I can not teach you and neither can any one else.. But you could buy a real beast of a flashlight.. A pocket seized led flashlight is an absurdly effective tool in a vast variety of situations....

  • A Gun" you fucking moron..

  • “Twitter Callsign”

  • This guys advice is full of shit Other than his brilliant plan of just buying a gun. Next he's gonna say buy a bazooka if that doesn't work.

  • I…… Don’t know why you were asking a person who doesn’t really train in martial arts or trained to not kill people About finding someone in a completely different Environment in a completely different way I mean it’s like asking a scuba diver what’s it like being in space A navy seal is trained to kill people with guns he’s not going to know how to non-lethally out a person in a street fight BETTER than a person who trains for that Specifically

  • I live in maine. The only person I get attacked by is My sensei for missing my class...

  • Dude, this guy's name is Jocko. I wonder what he was like in highschool.

  • Good piece by Mr. Willink. As of this comment, 3.1K traditional martial arts practitioners got their feelings hurt by the truth.

  • The best self defense is your brain. Avoid violence and you live longer. If buying a gun makes you more confident in entering dangerous situations then it isn't making you safer. Additionally, this guy is built like a mountain and he's worried about getting attacked? By what? A bear? If I were going to attack him I'd body him with a cup of coffee... and some ricin. Lots of ricin...

  • 1. RPG 2. M16 3. Gun

  • wake up at 4am

  • Soooooo.....just become John Wick?

  • A gun period. Any martial art can be negated by an armed assailant/multiple attackers ect. Not to mention in a street fight "if the loser goes to the hospital the winner goes to jail"

  • Okay. If I surrounded by 2-3 dangerous thugs somewhere in a dark dead end I immidiatley should lie down on my back and sugest them to practice jiu-jitsu? Are you fucking serious? If I have no gun then I should carry a knife. If I have no knife I should run. If I can't run and must protect someone with me then simpliest thing is to use your hands. And the shortiest/fastest way to do it is boxing + some dirty but very effective and simple sucker punches you really should know. Case close. Greetings from Russia. Former spec/ops.

  • Brazilian Jujitsu as #1 for sure but I would have rated wrestling a little higher maybe. Certainly above Western Boxing. Look at how Ben Askren has been tearing up MMA lately. Sure, he's an exceptional NCAA champion but he's beating everyone with 'ground & pound' and NOT taking many shots to the head in the process. Look for more like him to start moving up through the UFC, Bellator and One ranks.

  • 💯 he's realistic

  • Had to laugh when jocko referred to thst guys name as his call sign . Haha this guy I love him .

  • Krav maga is good?

  • Navy SEAL this Navy SEAL that. Enough with the SEAL! Recommendations YT please.

  • Jujitsu is useless against multiple opponents which more often than not characterize street attacks. Just saying.

  • Guns!..well that went right very quickly.

    • +Adam Peters the premise was about Martial Arts, but i get your point.

    • They get the job done, after all.

  • Someone no doubt pointed this out in the comments already, but the big problem with jiu-jitsu is it's of essentially NO practical value if you're facing multiple opponents. -- "But them Gracie boys sure was HELLA!!! problem back in the day! (I never understood why people didn't just simply front kick them when they charged. -- But whatever. It worked.) You mentioned Krav Maga in passing. I hope no one would give it the distinction of being called a "martial art" -- of having a fundamental philosophy of discipline, honor, respect for one's teachers and fellow students, for the world in general and the avoidance of conflict within it -- but it is arguably the quickest way to some level of competence. The techniques are "dirty" (translate: "effective"), and the emphasis on not holding back when your life is positively threatened -- of taking that quite seriously, and training with utmost vigor -- is of course more relevant than your average "self-defense" course in the air conditioned studio downtown next to Starbuck's. -- Which only leads to a false sense of self-confidence that you've actually done anything that's likely to improve your odds in unarmed combat. A knife is arguably more deadly at close or close-middle range than a pistol (as a SEAL you would have an expert opinion on that), but only as an offense weapon. So, yeah -- "Don't bring a knife to a gunfight."

  • I don't know if I want everyone's last resort being a gun that they have concealed. If that happens then it means everything else below using a gun is not a last resort and it basically legitimises non-gun violence as "well I mean at least he didn't use a gun". I'd rather be like Japan where it's extremely difficult to get a gun license and a gun, and even then you are constantly checked and tested to make sure you're in a sound mental state and not at risk of going fucking beserk.

  • What he was saying is basically ground vs. stand up.

  • god i want to know his Training Routine because his Shoulders are huge i also want to get shoulders like that

    • I expect he does a lot of explosive power training and compound lifts... along with the obvious GH and anabolics/TRT - very easy to access in the US not so much in the likes of the UK - at least not without going black market

  • Mma is gay

  • Jujitsu? He is a fucking clown, if your on the ground, a guys friend could kick you in the head. He Is Full of shit, the best defense is a smack of your head on the guys nose then keep punching until he goes down.

  • If you take martial arts you will not want to take any of this other crap. But who knows where to go to learn kuntao?

  • a guy like this is the reason why i get my self good at running :D

  • Gay!

  • Im magic

  • Pepper spray and a knife

  • As soon as he started jerking himself off about brazilian ju jitsu ( which is Japanese not brazilian) i started to laugh. I had to stop because so much of what he said was so uneducated and ignorant. Now his 2 cents about a firearm is spot on. CCW is the way to go but MA is a backup. Ju jitsu is great for one on one on a padded floor not the streets. Take a striking art vs a ground art as your primary hand to hand method otherwise you are getting kicked in the head by one or more of his buddies. As a final note, if you carry try getting some CCW insurance.

  • Mr. Miyagi is the magic teacher, is he not? Oh man good thing I have a conceal and carry. Haha beware-GSH

  • That’s Crazy .. 1 Year Wins Over 20 Years 😂😂

  • 100% real!!No kidding, I said the same things! This guys know how to defend them self's. Good job jocko!! Try to confuse, daze and run if can be. If not learn grapple and striking.

  • How come he did not even mention karatê???

  • When I was a corrections officer in a state prison, jiu jitsu and western boxing techniques got me out of alot of issues with people who 24/7 practiced attacking. Multiple attackers rarely happened to me because I was an officer, mostly things were one on one, if two against me I focused solely on one mutt and just took their eye out. Martial artist officers that studied korean classes, fared badly. Systema helped me (sambo) to hurt fuckers, I mean hurt them and word would spread not to waste time bothering me. I worked rec yard, weight pit, chow hall, units, and YOU ARE RIGHT, HUMILITY AND DISCIPLINE teaches reality. There is always someone who can beat me, I ain’t Mr. Everything. The best technique that worked for me as experience tallied up, was ‘be a ghost, be silent, don’t flex, draw zero attention’. I got home safely more often and less ghosts wandered around in my mind.

  • Apparently I dislike this video in the past and now that I’m watching it again I have absolutely no idea why.

  • This dude looks like bullets bounce off him. He is giving Good advise.

  • Don't ask someone who is strong how to defend yourself, ask someone who is not strong and not athletic who can actually apply a martial art without having to overpowering his opponent ....ask them what will work..

  • Glockfu for the win.

  • thank you for your service

  • I beat a karate black belt in a boxing duel in point fighting we had with no experience the ref even lied about it when I got him.

  • Gun is the best martial arts

  • The best way to figure it out is try it for yourself and see what it's like. I thought I'd be able to take people down no problem and get ontop easy or get out from under them easily....you realize that's just not the case. Especially if you are the guy who hasn't done any PT for years, binge drinks every weekend with the boys, smokes a pack, and eats like shit during the week, going against someone who disciplines themselves to be on the mats for 4 years etc. It's night and day ! and people never see it because how often do they actually try to wrestle anyone? How often do you see if you can truly strike someone and if you can defend their reactions ?? You just have to be honest with yourself and that's why jiu jitsu is amazing because there is no guessing, you actually know where you stand.

  • mmm...if you have time to master 4 or 5 different marital arts, then yeah, what the Navy Seal said. However, if you only have time to learn one, learn Krav Maga. They won't teach what to do if somebody comes at you with a bat, or a knife or holds a gun to your head in BJJ.

  • Tito Ortiz aged.

  • If you can't carry a gun, you want to learn to use a knife: academy.theatomicbear.com/p/knife-combat

  • If you're UK based, go straight to the Ju Jitsu.

  • First advice: a gun... PEW PEW MURICA. not even gonna watch this till the end.

    • +Raphael Sommer Just because you have a gun, that doesn't mean you need to use it. However, a firearm provides a means of defense that depends on the user's skill--not her size or strength. It's the reason that this woman was able to chase off a gang of men all by herself: minnesota.cbslocal.com/2016/03/09/st-paul-assault-gun/ No martial art would allow her to do that. "This has nothing to do with martial arts..." He spends 90% of the video discussing BJJ, Muay Thai, and boxing---he just spent the first minute talking about guns because they are more effective than any form of martial art. You would know that if you hadn't stopped watching. "...and is just another way of presenting how screwed up US gun control is." It's interesting you say that, because while it's true that the US has a lot of gun violence (and violence in general), the people who carry guns legally generally aren't the ones committing it. Over a million people in Texas are licensed to carry a firearm, and the state publishes a report on the crimes they commit. In 2016, two were convicted of murder and another two were convicted of manslaughter. If they formed their own country, its per capita homicide rate would be about 0.4 per 100,000 residents. By comparison, the UK's rate was 0.99. In other words, Britain's murder rate would drop by more than half if it were populated by nothing but legally armed Texans. People who carry guns legally don't usually commit crimes, but they do stop them. www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/LTC/reports/ActLicAndInstr/ActiveLicandInstr2016.pdf www.dps.texas.gov/RSD/LTC/Reports/ConvictionRatesReport2016.pdf www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeandjustice/compendium/focusonviolentcrimeandsexualoffences/yearendingmarch2016/homicide

    • +Adam Peters Well, that depends. If you're being physically attacked with fists etc. e.g. at a bar and your first reaction is to shoot that person dead.. well good luck with the jury and living with that ;) and as I said, if I wanted to know about how to kill people, I'd watch a video within this category. But this video is titled with "real martial arts". So if that dumbass SEALS only way of self-defence is using a gun, already as a very first step, then I don't need to watch that stupid ass video. This has nothing to do with martial arts and is just another way of presenting how screwed up US gun control is.

    • +Raphael Sommer "Self-defence" is about defending yourself, and a gun is the most effective way to do that.

    • +Adam Peters It's about "martial arts" and self-defence aka hand-to-hand combat, non-lethal control. not about immediately shooting someone to death. and still everyone's wondering why murica has a gun problem... (it doesn't say anyhing about weapons in the title btw.)

    • Can you name a more effective weapon?

  • Mr. Willink, this is by far the best short vid on real life combat. I may not have served as long as you but I will say Utmost Respect. Thank you for pointing out the true foundation of the martial arts. I'm gonna share this with an instructor friend of mine who I believe will benefit his class's attitude of Martial Arts Truth.

  • Get a gun a knife and work out and train

  • would it be best to just take mma classes?

  • You can't determine the best self-defence system by a friendly match... or a series of friendly matches. I like Jocko, but his thinking here is illogical and bias.

  • this is an excellent video, you broke down my question perfectly... I was wondering about self defense in general for everyday situations, Im 30 years old in NY so conceal and carry is nearly impossible so thats a long road ahead however i am aiming towards applying whatever martial arts i have and will choose to go with further for policing or correctional officer or bounty hunting etc and this video helped tremendously. Thank you. Im a little behind as far as lets say NYPD because as of right now you have to be in the hiring process by 34 years old with 60 college credits in any major and i have 34 so i need a year of school and to be chosen by 34 so. Also a recovering addict so im wondering how that ill help or hurt my chances of any of these careers but hopefully it will work in my advantage cuz there are pros and cons, i see thee streets differently than an average person per say but the police can always think of dirty and crooked or relapse and things of that nature(im a realist so i know)... Anyways too much info on my end but thank you.

  • Sure are a lot of Navy Seals around.

  • Check out Mary Lou by the Creative Force, amazing

  • He’s the 1%

  • For self defence (regular guy, regular street scenarios): 1. Muay Thai 2. Judo 3. BJJ (4.) Western Boxing

  • omg its Jason Bourne

  • .... A gun.... Really my guy we have enough guns such a ... American thing to say

  • using military image to sound that good and your body to prove yourself a wise man you explain for yourself you beleive guns is something you can take ninja style marshall i also beat you up and if you down depend on the level of arrogant person i might just put 175 pound on your legs angry kid style or never look your eyes when you push too far i m sure a armed person feels alone

  • Krav Maga. Jujitsu/aikido I think are good self defense I think

  • e.g. real life judo....i throw or trip up a bigger guy....hes shocked and more angry now.....judo didn't end the fight or just the guy even after I made him submit a few times....he still gets back up and wants round 2 after I dent his ego.... (Not trying to sound tough)....this has really happened....when you only know judo and get into a real fight it's hard to end the fight....I felt I needed to learn how to end a fight with a bigger guy rather than throw him....it's difficult. judo being usefull but it's... "the gentle way"

  • judo and jujitsu are both good for grappling. both of them are cross trained with mma. I've done judo and jujitsu (mostly judo)....I'm going to now learn muai thai but judo and jujitsu are both good for grappling. (a sane person can't argue with that)..ofcourse they don't teach strikieing! it's basicly "Asian wrestling" (in a way)....they are both usefull for defence....but not meant to be a 100% alternative to punching/kicking.....nobody trains in judo/jujitsu thinking it's alone going to beat a muai thai fighter.... (has happened)...but mainly judo is an extension to other martial arts. you CAN win fights just by judo/jujitsu.... (but I wouldn't rely on it for self defence) ....I've defended myself neumerous times using judo in real fights. I can get badly lit up if I don't hit back! ofcourse I can throw someone and hold them! it does work easily! but you can only say it covers 40% of self defence. muai thai is just as important as judo/jujitsu. you can dominate 50% of what's happening with judo/jujitsu but if the other guy is a good boxer judo lacks. (I only know judo since childhood so from personal experience.....it was 50% usefull for defending myself vs anyone....but you need to know s trikeing (which judo doesn't teach)

  • Haha we both said "get a gun" at the same time!! 😂👍🇺🇸

  • I do boxing and wrestling

  • In my opinion, I think he got it reversed. One should learn weaponry(sticks or knives) before learning other martial arts because it will change your mentality on how you defend yourselves against an attackers.

  • fkn usa

  • just admit it you were 20 years younger than the guy lol

  • Best sport for defend yourself is football. No really try to hit the other guy in the balls and you will see.

  • This is such a stupid question. SEAL's or any military member are soldiers they aren't fighters, the days of hand to hand combat is over. If you want to learn about fighting and self defence you don't talk to a SEAL or member of the military for advice on fighting lol

  • guns aren’t legal everywhere so mma it is

  • Or break an arm and leg

  • twitter call sign hhah

  • The guys Twitter "Call sign" is ,This SEAl is still in the Desert ,Please dont kill me

  • Psychotic Drug Crazed attacker...?! Never seen anyone who smoked weed instigate violence. Cocaine, too busy talking and staying near a clean work surface. Heroin...if they could get up they'd drown you in dribble. Steroids, alcohol, now that's a different story! Good news, you can still join the army and learn to kill people.

  • In other words, if you have no choice, fight to kill.

  • For the average Joe who does not have the time to dedicate years to learning, their most important for martial self defense as an adult is to avoid fighting at all cost, run away. If after all of that, you must defend yourself use all of the techniques that are outlawed in competitive organized fighting.

  • Good, solid video. I'd like to add that I've observed that such disciplines as karate and kickboxing are especially useful for children because they rely heavily on the fundamental movements that are needed for smart and precise striking. That is, stance and footwork are stressed, which ultimately will help the child become more flexible, at a time when much of their legs and hips are still cartilage, expanding the child's future potential

  • Everybody is a tough guy until you meet one.

  • kinda difficult to get a gun in my country, not impossible tho