Have you ever wondered what distinguishes the different types of martial arts (BJJ, MMA, Karate, Taekwondo, etc) from one another?
I was probably a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu before I ever took the time to consider the fact that there are two distinct schools of hand-to-hand based martial arts: percussive and grappling-based, and how your end-goal can help you determine which of the hundreds of martial arts to choose from. The distinction is more interesting than you might think.
Check out the below video to gain some insight. If you are just now starting to think about getting into martial arts for the first time, understanding the difference is definitely a good idea. It will help you make an educated decision as to which type you should start out with.