BJJ: Breaking a turtle down versus riding

BJJ: Breaking a turtle down versus riding

BJJ: Breaking a turtle down versus riding BJJ: Breaking a turtle down versus riding, that is the question. When it’s time to attack an opponents turtle position, I teach my students to start by breaking an opponent down to a hip. This immediately reduces their athletic potential and makes them much more controllable so that […]

Your response to mistakes

Your response to mistakes

Your response to mistakes What is your response to mistakes? Lets face it, everyone makes mistakes. Your response to these mistakes goes a long way towards determining who you are and who you can and will be as a person. Mistakes don’t have to always be a bad thing. Win or learn! that is a […]

Tunnel vision in BJJ

Tunnel vision in BJJ

Tunnel vision in BJJ Tunnel vision in BJJ can be harmful. One of the biggest detractors from performance improvement in grappling is tunnel vision. We all have a tendency to get fixated on one course of action and become blind to other possibilities that are right there in front of us. But as in life, […]

Keep going to BJJ class

Keep going to BJJ class

Keep going to BJJ class Keep going to BJJ class is what we are always told by our Jiu-Jitsu Instructors. Here is some BJJ advice regarding “Keep Going To Class” advice today (especially from white through purple) So many times the instructors and upperbelts will tell everyone to “just keep coming to class” and that […]

Dictate the pace in BJJ

Dictate the pace in BJJ

Dictate the pace in BJJ Here at Savarese BJJ Academy (www.bergencountybjj.com), we are very big on being able to dictate the pace in BJJ. In Jiu-Jitsu, you don’t have to be the fastest athlete. You just have to be the athlete who gets to the finish line first. Speed is a wonderful thing in combat […]