Legs vs head in BJJ

Legs vs head in BJJ

Legs vs head in BJJ Fighting legs vs head in BJJ, specifically your legs vs their head, is one of the best forms of control in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. here at Savarese BJJ Academy (www.njbjj.com), one of the basic features of Jiu-Jitsu is the notion of controlling greater strength and aggression with lesser strength and aggression […]

Fatigue is the ultimate submission in BJJ

Fatigue is the ultimate submission in BJJ

Fatigue is the ultimate submission in BJJ Fatigue is the ultimate submission in BJJ. We all have our favorite submission holds, but people who get tired will eventually “break”. The legendary football coach Vince Lombardi had a great quote about this…”Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” In time, I hope you develop at least five […]

Plotting your next move in BJJ

Plotting your next move in BJJ

Plotting your next move in BJJ Plotting your next move in BJJ in a great habit to get into. There are times in Jiu-Jitsu where you have to move quickly and keep moving. There simply isn’t time to think and you have to trust in the habits you gained through training in the Academy to […]

Is the back BJJ's best position?

Is the back BJJ’s best position?

Is the back BJJ’s best position? Is the back BJJ’s best position? It is a question we ponder at Savarese BJJ Academy (www.bergencountybjj.com). We love the back as well as the mount. But only one position truly merges position and submission,  the back. If you look at the pinning pressures of Jiu-Jitsu, you will see […]

Breaking balance in BJJ

Breaking balance in BJJ

Breaking balance in BJJ Breaking balance in BJJ: People will tell you all the time about the power of body weight to create pressure from top position. What they often overlook is that you can use the opponents body weight against them from the bottom just as easily as he can use it against you […]