Why do you want to be large and aesthetic when some 5'8 140lb Jiu jitsu blue belt could just decide with his bare hands whether he wantd you to live or die?
One thing I notice about people who do BJJ, Muay Thai and Ju-jitsu are that they're all skinny as fuck. They also spout horseshit like "oh this martial art was developed purely to take down larger opponents and break them quickly".
Honestly, just be a big guy and do judo with boxing/kickboxing. Those are sports for men with muscle.
The funny part is a BJJ white belt wouldn't be able to do jack shit to anyone 6' 200lb+, unless the BJJ guy was also massive and strong too. They literally would not be able to get to the ground. What they gonna do, pull guard in the street? LMAO.
Even a blue belt at 150lbs wouldn't be able to get a jacked motherfucker down or keep him down. BJJ is taught so badly. They train with zero intensity and zero athleticism - instead, they actually look down on being strong and using your strength.
Training in Judo and Wrestling then going to BJJ is just laughable. How many times have I heard "go lighter muh freend go heazy" in Judo or Wrestling? Zero. How many times do you hear it in BJJ? Every fucking class.
BJJ is BY FAR the worst grappling art to learn for self defence. Judoka and Wrestlers have it ingrained, "Get that motherfucker down as fast as possible, control him as fast as possible, (and for judo) submit him as fast as possible, all using your strength and speed". What do BJJers have ingrained in them? "If I pull guard I can grab his pant leg and work on a berimbolo, i'll just take my time! transitions baby this ones for you helio!"
The vast majority of /fit/ is so dumb they thing 'aesthetics' is going to be a substitute for having a personality that doesn't suck ass, or for being intelligent in general, or for being ugly as sin. The only thing they end up contributing to positively is the anti-fat acceptance movement. Otherwise they're a waste of oxygen.
Most of the time that's bullshit, but BJJ was literally made for that reason. the guy who created it did so via modifying Judo and teaching it to his younger brother, who was a perpetually sick skellington manlet.
Dude, I rarely train easy or without intensity, my instructor is always on people's asses about not taking it easy. Mine is a competition oriented school. You've been to a McDojo, bro. Fuck the berimbolo. Trash.
Not that guy, but plenty of BJJ places train with similar intensity as Judo does. I'm not gonna disagree with you about the Wrestling, though, because most wrestlers go through inhuman conditioning. It's definitely the most athletic martial art.
You're wrong, I train with wrestlers, people who will push you and break you if you don't push back. Also, I'm a people belt and have beat legitimate judo black belts, one of whom is a pretty good wrestler. I train to compete, to win and to be the best.