Advanced Hip Bump (Upa) Sweep Details I Bet You’ve Never Seen

 

The hip bump sweep is usually one of the first sweeps that someone learns in Jiu-Jitsu. That being said one may be under the impression that this beginner move loses efficacy at the higher levels.

This could not be further from the truth.

Coach Keith Cebula of Crazy 88 MMA gives some details (part of his 2-on-1 drag series) that will keep this sweep working for you all the way through black belt and beyond.

 

 

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Things To Know Before Starting Jiu-Jitsu

 

Here are some tips that will make starting your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey a breeze.

Leave your ego at the door – Yes. You will definitely want to leave your ego at the door because it will not help you at all. In fact it may make you not liked by othersm which definitely isn’t going to be of use if you wish to be part of the team. Be open to learning. Don’t let a feeling of losing or not knowing something, put you off.

Warm-ups are exercises you are not used to – There will be jogging but then there will be shrimping, leg circles, break falls, forward/backward rolls, grip fighting, rolling over the shoulders, etc. Many of these warm ups might seem pointless at the time but eventually you will see their functionality.

Strength does not matter – Trying to muscle your way through BJJ is like trying to muscle your way out of quicksand. It is only going to make matters worse. Try to focus on learning techniques. Using strength to “win” is going to tire you out quickly!

It’s an up-close sport – Our is a close quarters game to say the least. It is wrestling essentially so get used to sweating on someone and being sweat on. It’s not a big deal but can definitely be off-putting, especially to women.

Respect your gi – Don’t come to class in a karate gi, or a tattered gi, or worst of all a smelly gi. Make sure that your gi is clean and free of smells.

Tapping is part of learning – This sort of goes back to not having an ego but deserves being mentioned on it’s own. Tapping is no big deal. As a beginner you will be doing it often. Don’t sweat it. Cool people like being tapped because they know they are learning. Other people learn to like it over time.

Promotions are not chased after – If you want to chase belts that’s fine. Just know that you will be chasing something for 10-15 years. That’s a long chase. It is better to enjoy what you are learning and the fun you are having. Those stripes and belts will come in their own time. You will make your own journey suck, and will want to quit if you are in it for belts.

Hope these tips help. Share with a friend who is starting BJJ or hide this wisdom for yourself! Either way have fun and keep rolling!

 

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How To Improve Your Shrimping And Hip Movement For BJJ

 

One of the BEST BJJ Solo Drills. The Caterpillar Concept will improve your Shrimping and Hip Movement for Grappling. Drill this Solo Drill regularly and it will help improve your BJJ Escapes, BJJ Sweeps and Submission set ups馃憤馃挭

 

 

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How To Use Yoga Movements To Loosen Your Hips For Jiu-Jitsu

 

In this video, I’m sharing a hip opening yoga flow that combines both static and dynamic movements to help warm up your joints and ligaments as well as improve your flexibility for Jiu-Jitsu!

Watch this video if you want to learn:
1. a hip opening yoga flow that is great for both athletes and non-athletes
2. proper form and breathing on each exercise
3. the importance of mobility/yoga for BJJ

 

 

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BJJ TIPS | How To Break A Strong Collar Grip

 

It’s a horrible situation to have someone’s grip deep in your collar. Your posture can be easily broken and being submitted is just an adjustment away.

 

 

In this video Mark Cukro of Integrated Martial Arts shows two solid ways to break this grip.

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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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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

 

Our new Facebook group is quickly becoming a place where you can get your BJJ questions answered fast, and with style.

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!

There is a link at the bottom of this article to join the group. People who have questions as well as people who have answers are welcome!

 

 

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