BJJ Conceptual Basics – Affecting Structure By Using Chokes

 

We can always attack the head/neck to create an advantage from full mount. If you are having a hard time moving your opponent’s arms, then make them do it for you. Create the dilemma of 1) Keep your neck undefended and get submitted, or 2) Move your hands up to defend the choke but risk giving up further position or submission threats. Our opponent has to take the second choice in order to fight another battle, that’s when we capitalize.

Alignment in BJJ is defined for us as “Our body’s ability to generate and absorb force.” The goal in any fighting context to to maximize our body’s potential by being in proper alignment, and create vulnerability in our opponent by breaking theirs.

Alignment is comprised of 3 aspects:
1) Posture – The integrity of our spinal column
2) Structure – The efficient and effective positioning of our limbs relative to our goals.
3) Base – A platform from which to apply and absorb force, and relative to our goals.

 

 

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