Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu differs from traditional martial arts (e.g., Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu and Kenpo) in several ways.  First, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu evolved to provide solutions for physically smaller and weaker individuals who face larger and stronger opponents.  In contrast, success in traditional martial arts is often predicated first and foremost on the student’s strength, speed, size and power.  Second, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers solutions to all phases of unarmed combat and self-defense, whether standing or on the ground.  Most traditional martial arts focus almost entirely on stand-up striking techniques and ignore grappling and ground-fighting altogether.  Third, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has a training method of live-grappling sparring (similar to Judo and Wrestling) that is based on the performance of technique on a resisting training partner, who is doing his or her best to avoid defeat and attain victory for themselves.  Many traditional martial arts are learned almost exclusively through kata, a prearranged set of movements executed on a cooperative training partner and/or light or even no-contact sparring.