Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has taken the world by storm, with an increasing number of people taking up the submission grappling sport every single day. However, each training session will inevitably result in you being placed in one submission hold or the other, no matter how good you are.
The question then becomes whether to tap or not, with some choosing not to as a matter of pride, or because they think they might be able to escape. We got Doctor Warren Wang, longtime BJJ practitioner, gym owner, and ONE Vice President of Medical Services, to give his perspective as part of a series of regular columns by the veteran fight doctor.
Tap, or snap? Whether it is nobler in the mind to persevere and let your cartilage tear, joint dislocate, or worst of all, suffer a fracture dislocation of the joint, there is no correct answer.
I have been asked multiple times on my thoughts on tapping by those that feel as a physician, I would have better insight on this topic. On the contrary, I will sayRead More »from To Tap, Or Not To Tap: That Is The Question