Even Bruce Willis knows fights end up on the ground

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Bruce Willis: sem misericórdia na chave de braço no filme "RED". Foto: Gage Skidmore/Divulgação

Bruce Willis: merciless in armbar execution in the movie “RED” / Photo by Gage Skidmore/publicity

Ask a Gracie why Jiu-Jitsu is the most effective set of self-defense techniques in existence. The answer will invariably include: “Well, 90% of all fights end with two people rolling on the ground, whether they want to or not.”

Over the years, this observation has become all the more apparent, as evidenced by early UFC events and recent action flicks—where there’s always a smattering of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to add realism to the scenes.

Such is the case with action-movie star from way back Bruce Willis in the movie “RED” (2010), where he has one of the most brutal and realistic fight scenes of his career, combining sambo and Jiu-Jitsu techniques, and culminating in an armbar ending.

What do you say, want to learn to finish Bruce Willis style and sharpen up your ground game so you won’t have to get hurt in real life?

Give the art a shot. Sign up at a Jiu-Jitsu academy near you.

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