Portland Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques: Rear Naked Choke

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The Rear Naked Choke from the Back Mount is a method that is great whether you are in competition, or an actual fight with an assailant. The moment you have the back of an opponent in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you can do the most damage without the risk of your opponent doing anything to you…. Read more »

BJJ Techniques: The Triangle Choke From Guard

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One of the most impressive looking techniques in BJJ is the Triangle Choke from the Guard, especially in competition and mixed martial arts, it is one of the most impressive techniques to pull off and allows the user to pull off a victory from seemingly out of nowhere. In this example, your opponent is trying… Read more »

What are the Jiu Jitsu Weight Classes?

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What are the Jiu Jitsu Weight Classes? If you have decided you wish to try your luck in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament, you deserve a pat on the back for taking the initiative to give competition a try. For those wondering how the playing field is leveled out in these tournaments – both Gi… Read more »

BJJ Mount Escapes

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Gracie Jiu Jitsu puts a lot of emphasis on escaping from the mount position. You might not see as much emphasis on escaping from this position with other Brazilian Jiu Jitsu systems. Why is it that GJJ places the amount of emphasis on escaping from the mount?   Basically, Gracie Jiu Jitsu is self-defense oriented… Read more »

The Collar Choke as a Means of Gracie Jiu Jitsu Self-Defense

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While the world of BJJ has moved into the sport realm, Gracie Jiu Jitsu remains firmly rooted in the self-defense aspects of the art. This is why Gracie Jiu Jitsu puts a lot of emphasis on collar chokes. Of course, collar chokes are also employed in sportive environments but in a tournament match you do… Read more »