Sunday Jiu Jitsu class

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From the Mat: Sunday Jiu jitsu Class Jiu jitsu class on a Sunday evening. We warmed up with stationary back rolls, shrimps and a hip stretch. Then we moved into technique and worked the cross choke. The cross choke is a very basic move in jiu jitsu. With practice it becomes a very reliable choke…. Read more »

Portland Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques: Omoplata

Guillotine Choke

One of the most beautiful things about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the fact that it is almost like a game of cat-and-mouse. One person initiates an attack, only to have it countered, which leads to a whole new playing field because you may have transitioned your position. That is one of the reasons so many… Read more »

Portland Jiu Jitsu Techniques: The Kimura from Guard

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Jiu Jitsu is all about making sure that you are never defenseless, regardless of where the fight goes or who you are fighting. Whether you are training Jiu Jitsu in Portland, OR, or are involved in a real life street fight, this Kimura from the Guard works in every situation because it does not require… Read more »

BJJ Technique: Knee Bar

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When your opponent has you in their guard, it means that your attacking options are limited in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technique, but it does not mean that you cannot go on the offensive. With a Knee Bar from inside the Guard, you can transition from the relative safety of your opponents guard into an offensive… Read more »

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques: The Rear Naked Choke

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Some people assume that most Jiu jitsu techniques are based on a fight hitting the ground. While it is true that BJJ offers a tremendous benefit to self-defense when a fight does actually hit the ground, that does not mean that there are no Brazilian jiu jitsu techniques available before the fight hits the ground…. Read more »