What Am I Supposed To Do When I Spar (Roll) Jiu-Jitsu?

 

When you are first starting out in BJJ you will probably look to “win” every roll. It is a natural thing to do because deep down none of us want to lose. However over time you will realize that sparring is about learning. There is nothing wrong with wanting to submit your opponents, but this could lead to early frustration because you will not have the tools to do so when starting Jiu-Jitsu.

Eventually you will find yourself being amazed by the ways you “lose”, as well as what you learn from “winning”. Some great advice starting out is to have an idea or objective in mind for your daily roll session. Pick something that you want to work on and do your best to focus on that. Pick smaller mini goals that will lead you to your overall goal of being a good grappler. They say in BJJ, “Either you win, or you learn.”

Early on learn you will!

If you are constantly focused on tapping out your partners you will miss out on the brilliance of Jiu-Jitsu. How can you develop grace under pressure if you aren’t being cooked in side control ever so often? How about escapes? You need those as much as you need anything else in Jiu-Jitsu!

This doesn’t mean being a push-over or a wet noodle. Of course you are going to want and need to put forth effort. It is irritating to roll with someone who isn’t trying, so don’t fall to that extreme.

Your Jiu-Jitsu will evolve over time. The catalyst for that is mat time; winning and losing.

Generally speaking though your starting goals should be:

When on top – Open the closed guard (do not try to submit here).
Pass to half guard, knee on belly, side control or north/south.
Look to submit, OR take the back/get full mount then look to submit.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When on bottom full guard or half guard – Submit or sweep to get on top.
Repeat top game.

When on bottom side control, back mounted, or full mounted – Escape (do not try to submit from here)
Get back to half or full guard.
Repeat bottom half guard or full guard section.

Of course there are nuances and certain other things that could take place during a roll but generally speaking, this is a solid road map for the beginner to follow.

 

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“Years And Years Of BJJ Is Not Good For The Body” – Joe Rogan

 

Joe Rogan is usually an ardent proponent of Jiu-Jitsu however in this clip he seems to deviate from that.

I’m assuming, or hoping rather, that Joe is just speaking in agreement with his guest.

These BJJ red and coral belts don’t look too much worse for wear!

 

 

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Experienced Female Grappler Uses 21 Year Old Guy As Grappling Dummy

 

It doesn’t matter how big you are or how strong you are. It doesn’t matter if you are male or female. If you don’t do Jiu-Jitsu and you try to grapple with someone who does, things aren’t going to go well.

 

 

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Why Do People Quit BJJ? Because It’s Too Hard!

 

Jiu-Jitsu is not an easy thing to do by any means but it is incredibly fulfilling if you can withstand the pressure.

 

 

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Turning Your Opponents Back Escapes Into A Crucifix, And Finishing [Key Details]

 

This video is part 6 of a series of videos on attacking from the back position, this time dealing with the crucifix, and using it alongside the arm trap sequence. I try to share all the useful details/tactics I’ve learned over the years, many of which I haven’t seen explained elsewhere. Each video will follow directly on from the last so anyone interested can add the new details each week to their specific training from the back position. Any questions/feedback please let me know. Stay tuned for part 7.

 

 

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How To Prevent And Escape Leg Locks | Marcelo Garcia

 

With no grips or controls holding your opponent and your guard in open empty space, you’ve recognized his intentions of attacking your vulnerable foot. Open your hip and point your knee down to reveal the heal of your foot as you kick against the opponent’s center with your non-captured leg to free your ankle. If the opponent has crossed your leg and fell back, remove his legs from your path and latch onto his hands and upper body until you can safely scoot around out of his submission attempt.

 

 

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How To Tighten Up Your Bow And Arrow Choke And Prevent Escapes

 

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A group member was curious as to how they could keep their opponents from escaping the bow and arrow choke, so BJJ Black Belt Mark Cukro shot this custom video answering their question!

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6 Exercises To Improve Your BJJ | Body By Boss

 

In this video, I’m sharing 6 exercises that I highly recommend you start incorporating into your training and/or master to improve your BJJ game and overall athleticism in general. Strength training is essential for jiu jitsu and sports conditioning, so be sure to pay attention to proper form and recommended reps and sets!

Watch this video if you want to learn:
1. Proper form on each exercise
2. Why each exercises benefits your jiu jitsu

THE SIX EXERCISES:
-Kettlebell swings
-Battleropes
-Single leg deadlift
-Single leg push-up to kick
-Shrugs
-Australian Pull-up

 

 

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BJJ GOONS Podcast Ep. 8: Suplex City / Laying Down The Gauntlet / Jon Jones Call Out

 

In this episode DJ and Tim’s teammate Branden Logan stops by the studio to discuss going from no martial arts experience to joining one of the elite BJJ competition teams of the world.

 

 

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Renzo Gracie Adds One To The Win Column At 51 Years Old!

 

After a 7 year lay off, BJJ and MMA legend Renzo Gracie returns to MMA and defeats Yuki Kondo via rear naked choke! The fight took place under the ONE FC banner! Check out the exciting finish below!

(Also victorious was Garry Tonon who moves to 2-0 in MMA!)

 

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