Getting down Jiu Jitsu Moves

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The art of Jiu Jitsu is known for its amazing amount of moves. The sheer variety of all these Jiu Jitsu moves is among the prime reasons why so many are attracted to this martial art. Once you see all the amazing sweeps, submissions, reversals, and escapes, you just have to take the initiative to… Read more »

The Under the Shoulder Classic Gracie Jiu jitsu Guard Pass

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The traditional Gracie Jiu Jitsu guard pass has been debated for well over two decades. This “one arm in and one arm out” guard pass has been criticized for opening the doors to being caught in a triangle choke. Is such a criticism accurate? The truth is that if you are loose and sloppy with… Read more »

Spider Guard: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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The spider guard can be a very fun and enjoyable guard to learn in Gracie Jiu Jitsu. The guard is known for its unique approach to controlling an opponent and it opens the door for many different offensive and defensive maneuvers. Putting a lot of time into learning the basics of the spider guard is… Read more »

Gracie Jiu Jitsu

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Among the first Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques for attacking from the side control would be the “walking armbar.” This armbar probably has a number of different names but the general concept of the armbar never changes. This is a side control armlock that attacks the far arm. The far arm refers to the arm that… Read more »

The Classic Gracie Jiu Jitsu Takedowns

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In the early days of the UFC, Royce Gracie was able to use jiu jitsu takedowns on many of his opponents with relative ease. The way he commonly did so was with one of the standard Gracie Jiu Jitsu techniques: the double leg takedown. Anyone seriously interested in being able to bring a fight to the ground… Read more »

Portland Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques: The Guillotine from the Guard

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The Guillotine Choke is a popular move in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because it is not only highly effective, but can also be used in every possible situation. Add in the fact that it looks spectacular and requires relatively straightforward technique, and you will understand why every Portland, OR Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training facility will expound… Read more »