Meet 9-Year Old Jiu-Jitsu Champion Aralai

 

This Little Big Shot may look like a smiley 9-year old girl, but don’t be fooled she’s an absolute weapon. This Aussie Jiu-Jitsu champion is a global star in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

On the Australian Little Big shots Show it’s not a competition. There are no prizes. And no judges. It’s simply about embracing what it means to be young, fun and free. Children will take to the stage to showcase their passion and will blow you away with their talent.

 

 

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How Jiu-Jitsu Keeps Anthony Bourdain Shredded At 61

 

Chef, author, and television host Anthony Bourdain is known as one of the most influential men in the culinary world. For a man so obsessed with food, it wouldn’t be surprising if he had a less-than-perfect physique. But the 61-year-old has a torso that appears to be chiseled out of stone. The Parts Unknown host was recently spotted shirtless while vacationing in Rome with girlfriend Asia Argento, showing off a midsection that appeared to be transplanted from the body of an Olympic swimmer.

How, exactly, does a man in his 60s who is constantly eating delicious food stay in such impeccable shape? Turns out, Bourdain’s more than just the master of the perfect burger. He’s also a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Bourdain told Aspen Times that he was introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu back in 2014 by his then-wife, Ottavia, who is a jiu-jitsu professional. He said his daily jiu-jitsu training, combined with giving up carbs and sugar, led to him dropping 30 pounds in 9 months.

“I train every day, wherever I am in the world,” Bourdain told Nuvo last year.

The great @lucaslepri cuts through my reverse guard like a knife through soft cheese

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Bourdain’s intense training regimen has also affected other aspects of his lifestyle. He said he’s motivated to stick to a healthier diet by how he knows it will make him feel during his workout the next day.

“I’m not drinking anywhere near what I used to and I’m much moderate in my eating habits — because you really pay a price for misbehavior immediately on the mat,” he said in 2015. “You feel it and you pay a price in physical pain and humiliation.”

Bourdain said that his typical jiu-jitsu ritual consists of roughly an hour and a half of work a day. He even competes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitions.

So what exactly is it about jiu-jitsu that makes it such a killer workout? The practice itself consists of a lot of grappling, or ground fighting, with another person, which requires constant movement. Typically, a jiu-jitsu training session consists of a 10- or 15-minute warm-up, which includes arm pummeling, footwork, and sprawls. The next 30-40 minutes is spent learning new techniques and working on drills to prepare for the final part of class, which is 15 to 20 minutes of fighting. The body is constantly moving during the entire training session, which equates to one killer full-body workout.

First competition turned out okay!

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Bourdain isn’t the only celebrity who has turned to jiu-jitsu. Demi Lovato recently revealed that she too uses it to stay fit. Non-celebrities are also fans: one man told Men’s Health he used Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to drop an astounding 257 pounds. The secret? One guy who used the practice to unearth his six-pack described it as over an hour of constant core engagement. Yeah, that’ll probably do it. (Want to get ripped like Bourdain? If jiu-jitsu isn’t your thing, just do one thing and stop the sit-ups and try this move instead.)

[SOURCE: https://www.menshealth.com/fitness/anthony-bourdain-abs-brazilian-jiu-jitsu]

 

 

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White Belt Mistakes Inside Closed Guard And How To Easily Counter Them

 

Here’s some easy counters to all those annoying things beginners and white belts do inside the closed guard. If you just started jiujitsu and you do these things don’t feel bad, but if you’re a color belt and make these mistakes then you should feel very bad.

1. Armbar vs cross collar choke
2. Back take vs americana
3. Kimura vs hugging the hips
4. Hook sweep (elevator sweep) vs hugging the head
5. Pendulum sweep vs forearm in neck
6. Triangle vs elbow in thigh

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Brand New Cyborg Documentary!

 

Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu is an ADCC Absolute Champion, 4x No-Gi World Champion, Pan American Champion and Brazilian National Champion. He came to the United States with nothing in his pockets and no where to live. Today, he is one of the most highly regarded athletes in the sport, and one of the most inspirational people you’ll ever meet. This is his story.

 

Produced by Ryan Smith Films
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www.ryansmithfilms.com

 

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UFC Legend Royce Gracie’s Son Makes MMA Debut!

 

Fighting seems to be a part of the DNA of he Gracie family. Generation after generation continues to train and fight MMA professionally.

The next example is Khony Gracie, son of UFC 1 veteran, Royce Gracie. Royce was the person that got myself and many others intrigued about BJJ many years ago.

Check out the fight here!

Khonry Gracie vs Ben Clark at Attitude MMA Fights 10

 

 

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Make Your Side Control Feel Twice As Heavy

 

The Side Mount (or ‘Side Control’) is commonly a favorite position for practitioners in the beginning stages of jiu jitsu, but is then often neglected in favour of the mount and back control.

When used correctly, these two principles will improve your ability to dominate and control and opponent from the side mount.

 

 

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[ADCC 2017 SPOILER ALERT] Gordon Ryan’s Arm In Guillotine Win Over Keenan Cornelius

 

Gordon Ryan has shot to the top of the grappling game over the last year or so. Gordon is a black belt under Garry Tonon. In this video Keenan shoots for a head in single but Gordon quickly snatches Keenan’s neck and arm and sinks in the guillotine from mount. Very slick.

 

 

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7 Questions To Ask A BJJ Academy Before Joining

 

Who is the lead instructor? What belt rank is he/she? Who did they get their current belt from? Not every instructor or academy has to be a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but you want to be sure that your non-black belt coach is under the direct and watchful eye of a legit BJJ black belt. This is tremendously important!

 

Is the academy more geared toward self-defense or BJJ sport competition? If you wanted to become a high level competitive grappler you would loathe your time at a self-defense based academy. Also if you were focused on MMA or self-defense, high level gi gripping techniques may bore you. Perhaps you have a love for both as well though!

 

 

What is the schedule like? Are there enough classes per week that you can fit into your schedule to make sure that you are improving? Be sure to look up your prospective academy’s website to see if their schedule works for you. You can save yourself valuable time by simply doing this. BJJ academies are not necessarily like a fitness gym that may be open at 6AM daily.

 

Does the academy appear to be organized or is it dirty and ragtag? There is something to be said for fighters who train in the dingiest and dirtiest of gyms with the worst rusted equipment (It has been shown in various studies that training under harsh conditions can lead to champion qualities…like Rocky in Rocky 4). Others of us enjoy cleanliness and as much of a sterile environment as possible.

 

Are there beginner level and advanced level classes? You will want to be sure that there are some classes available for the beginner if you are starting out. If you have experience you will want to make sure that you find an academy that can provide you with other grapplers that can challenge and enlighten you.

 

How are classes structured in terms of warm-up, technique, sparring/rolling? Do you roll for 10 minutes? 30 Minutes? or more per class? Some people do not enjoy extended warm up time. Some love it. Some people are a bit afraid to roll or spar while others thrive off of it. Be sure to ask about class structure to make sure that you aren’t raw meat being thrown to a pack of wolves. However if you like that grind-it-out style, there are academies who can accommodate.

 

Is the gym family friendly or professional fighter based? Are you looking to train with mean, scary fighters? Do you want to bring your grandmother in to try a class? There are different kind of gyms for different kinds of people. Have a look inside your prospective gym and check out their social media pages. Do the people in the gym look like people that you feel comfortable with? Keep in mind though that there are different styles of gyms that are attempting to reach varying goals.

 

Is there a contract? What are the terms? Most gyms make you sign a contract. Make sure you know what you are getting into. Are you sure you can afford it. If you think you may not be able to afford it are you willing to be sued to come up with the remaining balance of your contract. A BJJ and MMA gym is a serious commitment and should be treated as such. Make sure you read the fine print and ask questions.

 

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Jiu-Jitsu Equals A Better Life

 

Coach Casey from 10th Planet goes into detail about how training Jiu-Jitsu promotes happiness while getting away from Jiu-Jitsu begets sadness.

 

 

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BJJ Fundamentals | The Harness (Or Seat Belt) Control Ft. Leah Taylor

 

Leah Taylor, a Straight Blast Gym black belt, breaks down the harness grip (sometimes called the seat belt grip).

 

 

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