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The difference between BJJ and many other martial arts is aliveness during sparring
Let's define aliveness:
Aliveness describes martial arts training methods that are spontaneous, non-scripted, and dynamic. Alive training is performed with the intent to challenge or defeat rather than to demonstrate. Aliveness has also been defined in relation to martial arts techniques as an evaluation of combat effectiveness
BJJ, along with mixed martial arts (MMA) and a few others are considered reality based fighting. It must stay grounded in reality. Not necessarily always self defense but always real reactions.