Nowadays, words on the streets and internet, Everyone wants, sometimes, to emphasize something and say that are two types of Jiu Jitsu, the self-defense Jiu Jitsu and the sport Jiu Jitsu I think this is a little bif of fantasy, from people wanting to divide Jiu Jitsu Jiu Jitsu is only one thing. When someone walks into and academy, and they don’t know Jiu Jitsu, they will learn a Jiu Jitsu style that teaches how to defend themselves, from an aggressor on the streets. And what would be the most common attacks that could happen on the streets, in the everyday life. and this would be the self-defense side, the name people gave to this, to give some more significance, they name it, self-defense, Jiu Jitsu self-defence. At the beginning, you start learning all the basic positions, the most basic positions inside Jiu Jitsu, Then you start to develop your Jiu Jitsu knowlege and you start to practice Jiu Jitsu with other partners, that also know Jiu Jitsu, and are not begginers anymore. So a Jiu Jitsu training starts between these two, with other different partners, then, for that, they call sport Jiu Jitsu. From my point of view, everything is the sport Jiu Jitsu, everything is the self-defense Jiu Jitsu. Because you already will be in a second level, you already learned Jiu Jitsu, and now you are learning how to practice your self-defense Jiu Jitsu, with someone who knows Jiu Jitsu as well. And then you deepen your understanding of Jiu Jitsu. How are you going to mount on a Jiu Jitsu practioner that knows the defenses, that has a good guard that won’t let you mount on him? You will have to create technical resources, to overcome his defense, to go for the mount on this individual. In the case of Jiu Jitsu that people call self-defense, when you learn in class, you learn how to mount on an ordinary person, you learn how to mount on a layman, and this person won’t know how to defend from the mount. But a technical Jiu Jitsu practioner, graduated, he knows the defenses and won’t let you mount, because he will know all the defenses, then you will have to find a way to circumvent all of this, you will have to create techniques, create positions, to go for the mount on that person. this Jiu Jitsu is a self-defense Jiu Jitsu in a higher level, because if it happens on the streets, that this person from self-defense, (that you learned on those very first classes), also be a guy that learned Jiu Jitsu before and won’t let you mount, you have already created enough techniques to rip off the defense and mount. So, for me, all the Jiu Jitsu, the whole Jiu Jitsu is just one thing, there’s no separation!