GREAT JUDO/BJJ SOLO TAKE DOWN DRILL

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O SOTO GARI While it is always great to have a partner to practice your takedowns we don’t always have someone around. In this video you will learn a cool takedown while getting some great ideas on how you can practice on your own. Do not get stuck in the mindset that you cannot improve… Read more »

Jiu-Jitsu Solo Drills Abdominal Workout

How to Get the Most out of Your Jiu-Jitsu Class

The Jiu-jitsu techniques in this video will build your core strength, coordination, and flexibility. There are 20 different exercises in the video. Start small do sets of 10 with each exercise. If this is easy do sets of 20. Once you have memorized the series for Jiu-jitsu abdominal exercises. Play around with it, maybe do… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tricks to Open your Opponent up for the Submission

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In this Jiu-jitsu video we cover 4 different common positions where people get stuck when rolling with stronger opponents. These techniques will teach you how to use angles and leverage to set up the submission without having to see who the bigger meathead is. 1- Mount Kimura opener In this position, your opponent’s arms are… Read more »

Lessons You Can Learn from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Lessons You Can Learn from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

To the untrained eye, the physicality of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) makes it appear to be a muscle sport where brawn is valued above brains. This, however, cannot be further from the truth. The martial art of BJJ was built on the foundations of overcoming the size and strength limitations of the individual through carefully devised… Read more »

The Rules and Scoring in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The Rules and Scoring in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Over the years, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been codified according to a variety of criteria that help determine the victors in bouts as well as keep participants safe. When you’re just starting out, you may make mistakes regarding the rules that people follow, which is all right so long as you aren’t injuring your sparring partners… Read more »

How to Prepare for Your First Jiu-Jitsu Competition

How to Prepare for Your First Jiu-Jitsu Competition

After picking up the basics and getting to a decent beginner’s skill level, you may want to begin competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Your instructor may even recommend it if they believe you are ready to take on the challenge. Taking part in a tournament is an invaluable opportunity to learn and grow, so it’s a… Read more »

The Difference between Gi and No-Gi Techniques in Jiu-Jitsu

The Difference between Gi and No-Gi Techniques in Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is highly useful for besting others in physical contests using skill rather than just brute force. You can apply it to self-defense and mixed martial arts contexts to great effect. However, BJJ approaches can change significantly depending on whether you and your opponent are wearing the traditional uniform of the art, the Gi,… Read more »

Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Conditioning Exercises

Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Conditioning Exercises

Although learning techniques and rolling in class will make up the bulk of your training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you can further your proficiency in the art with conditioning off the mat as well. Here are a couple of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu conditioning exercises you can do. Kettlebell Long Cycle When training for BJJ, you… Read more »

The History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is known across the world as a highly effective martial art used to best opponents of greater size and strength through leverage, joint locks, and chokeholds. It is also an irreplaceable part of mixed martial arts fighting. But where did it come from? Here’s the history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Jujutsu In feudal Japan,… Read more »

How to Get the Most out of Your Jiu-Jitsu Class

How to Get the Most out of Your Jiu-Jitsu Class

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art composed of innumerable techniques and a vast collection of information. Often, people don’t know where to start when it comes to taking it all in and expanding their skills. Even more experienced BJJ practitioners can hit walls in their development and not know where to turn. As this may… Read more »