Entries by savarese

The offense/defense connection in BJJ

The offense/defense connection in BJJ Once you understand the offfense/defense connection in BJJ, you game will go nothing but up. The basis of your confidence in your offense is the degree of confidence you have in your defense. Our fear is always that if we take a risk we will be punished with by being […]

Control after the takedown in BJJ

Control after the takedown in BJJ It is important to maintain control after the takedown in BJJ. Jiu-Jitsu takedowns…controlling the aftermath of the takedown. A very distinctive feature of the Jiu-Jitsu standing game that separates it from many other forms of grappling is the 3 second rule. This rule states that takedown points will not […]

Learning and retaining information in BJJ

Learning and retaining information in BJJ Learning and retaining information in BJJ is extremely important. In most BJJ schools or Academies across the world, the same class is taught weekly so students can learn, see and repeat the techniques more than once if they train more than once a week. Furthermore, the more we practice […]

Head control in BJJ

Head control in BJJ Head control in BJJ is so important to the eventual finish. It starts w the head and shoulders. People talk a lot about head control in Jiu-Jitsu, and for a good reason. Because head control is probably the single best means of controlling the overall movement and posture of an opponents […]

Double Trouble Leglock attacks

Double Trouble Leglock attacks I went over this after class w/ Dan and Elion after class monday night so I decided to blog about this attack for our advanced students. Double trouble: When it comes to joint locks, here is a an axiom that once learned and understood, will make a big difference to your […]

Controlling your opponent in BJJ

Controlling your opponent in BJJ Controlling your opponent in BJJ is a necessary skill for any good grappler. Here is the thing about control.. the fundamental goal of good Jiu-Jitsu is always control that leads to submission. In addition, a good indicator of the degree of control you have is HOW MUCH SPEED AND EXPLOSIVE […]

Offensive and defensive initiative from BJJ guard

Offensive and defensive initiative from BJJ guard Offensive and defensive initiative from BJJ guard. This is a question I always get. There are 2 different kinds, offensive and defensive opening moves from guard. Whenever you are in a competitive match with a skilled opponent and making use of guard position, there will be times your […]

Position and standing technique in BJJ

Position and standing technique in BJJ Position and standing technique: From the first day you begin your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey, you got told the importance of position. Position before submission has always been the motto of BJJ or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. You were probably told that position is more important than anything else and you should […]

The best positions to finish in BJJ

The best positions to finish in BJJ The best positions to finish in BJJ are usually considered the mount and the back. So, make sure you have good chokes and control from those positions of importance. History has shown that chokes from rear mount have been the single most successful and versatile form of submission […]

BJJ offers something for everyone

BJJ offers something for everyone BJJ offers something for everyone, it one of the best things I love about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Some want to compete, some lose weight, some maybe just want to make some new friend with common fitness goals. Maybe some want to be a MMA fighters. People from all walks of life, […]