Gracie BJJ and their COMBATIVES,(LOL), is ALL about the Ground and Willingly taking the Opponent to the Ground and Fighting on the Ground.
In Combat and on the street the Ground is NOT where we Willingly want to go and be.
We want to be able to end and get up from accidentally going to the Ground through Ground Survival not Ground Fighting.
Combat and the Street Are not supposed to end in a submission ,unless you are a Police Officer or similar profession.
Look at the Gracie Combatives,which is for the street.
It is the same crap,go to the ground and get top position.
(Wow I remember Gracie BJJ always claiming it was not just sport but able to be used on the street,isn't that how they got the US Army contract,lol,wonder why they recently made a decision to claim a difference,lol)
The Gracie's learned and teach Judo,period,not jujitsu.
They are SPORT oriented.
They do not even seem able to adjust their materials,as the US Marine Corps in WWII and other US Military Branches did in the late 50's ,to Combat Judo,where basic locks breaks and crippling /Killing blows were incorporated to remove an opponent from the fight.
Combatives has become a broad term,and most of the teachings do not deal with removing the enemy from the fight any longer.
As Far as CP specialists or bodyguards to the stars go :
Most have NO CLUE as to the real job.
They are either hired because they are Big and imposing, because they are known Martial artists or because they are Police officers with pistols.
Let's guess why P.V.was hired.lol
I know many working in the field who are Patrol Officers with ZERO BG training,Martial artists who train and compete in sport only and ZERO BG training and then those who have training in lifting weights only.
One or two BG's on one client ,or a group such as the Gracie Family,with no back up,no vehicle near by,nothing nearby in an emergency is just a photo op for the client and the pretend BG.
Trained BG's who know how to keep you alive are not being hired by stars as their companies will not pay the money unless the star is under threat.