BJJ and Taekwondo are extremely distinct martial arts, yet they both have a lengthy history with teachers in the United States and around the world, and they have a competitive character in common. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a hybrid martial art that incorporates aspects of Judo, Japanese Jiujutsu, and some wrestling. These styles combine to make BJJ, which is all about seizing a limb or part of your opponent's body to hang on to it, throwing them to the ground with various throws, leg trips, or pressure, and dominating them on the ground to submit them. Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that combines elements of Karate, Kung Fu (and other Chinese martial arts), as well as Taekkyon, Subak, and Gwonbeop. These techniques rely significantly on punches and kicks to express themselves, with the majority of kicks to the head, jumping and spinning kicks, and counter kicks from unexpected angles. If you're trying to decide between BJJ and Taekwondo, consider whether you'd rather learn to grapple or kick somebody. However, there are many more factors to consider, such as their use in real-world settings. Both BJJ and Taekwondo use a traditional uniform in their training and tournaments (with the exception of No-Gi), which are very similar. The BJJ Gi, or "dress" or "clothing," is the current Japanese martial arts attire. The Gi consists of a jacket, drawstring pants, and a belt that denotes rank. It's usually composed of strong cotton, which makes it particularly durable for studying or competing. The Taekwondo Dobok is a Korean martial arts uniform, with Do meaning "way" and Bok meaning "clothes." The Dobok consists of a jacket, pants, and belt that denote rank. They are often white with black striped design on the hems, and they differ from the BJJ Gi in that the sleeves and pants are longer. When viewing either martial art in competition, you'll notice that BJJ pant legs typically ride up their calf, whereas in Taekwondo, the end of their pants is baggy and lays over their feet.