While most traditional martial arts focus on striking, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling concentrate on grappling and especially ground fighting. As one can imagine, it is a significant tactical advantage to specialize on what most styles don’t offer. It makes grappling arts extremely effective in self-defense and one-on-one fighting situations when compared to other disciplines. Another major difference is that traditional martial arts usually follow a standardized technical curriculum and focus on non-reality based sparring such as point fighting. The nature of grappling is one of constant evolution, where the student is always developing new skills and techniques. Grappling also allows for realistic sparring at the gym, where one can test their skills on a daily basis while still being safe.