Many Judo throws lead naturally to Kesa-Gatame, since the classic judo hold places one grip on the opponent’s lapel and one grip near the opponent’s elbow. Then as one enters the ground phase, one arm goes around the opponent’s neck and the other arm secures the opponent’s arm. In The Canon Of Judo, Kyuzo Mifune points out that tori’s arm should lift uke’s head and tori’s leg should be under uke’s shoulder.
This is a strong position that can be a helluva thing to escape. This video teaches you how to use it in a strong, offensive manner!
On this episode of the BJJ Goons podcast world champ Tim Spriggs breaks down the differences of each belt level in Jiu-Jitsu. That, and we answer tons of questions from the White Belt BJJ Facebook Group!
Strongman tries BJJ! Hey guys part 2 of my collab with my Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai coach Tim Carpenter. We go all the BJJ basics for beginners. This was perfect because I had my first competition coming up and needed to learn how all the points work, and basic take downs, submissions, and come up with a game plan for the day. I’m absolutely loving this martial arts and cant wait to see what the future holds!
The Gracie Bullyproof program equips children all over the world with the confidence to set boundaries and the non-violent skills to enforce those boundaries if they are violated. “Bullyproof” kids are taught to follow the five “Rules of Engagement” when dealing with bullies:
Rule 1: Avoid the fight at all cost.
Rule 2: If physically attacked defend yourself.
Rule 3: If verbally attacked follow the 3 T-Steps: Talk, Tell, Tackle!
Rule 4: Never punch or kick the bully, establish control and negotiate.
Rule 5: When applying submissions use minimal force and negotiate.
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As if grappling wasn’t hard enough on the body, we figured, what could be better than a jiu-jitsu tournament on the top of Mount Evans? For our 2nd annual Pirates at the Peak event we fought it out at an altitude of 14,271 feet above sea level and just over half the oxygen, where one single match felt like completing a full open mat!
Due to this lack of oxygen, our rules were:
No Heel Hooks
Our main objective was to have fun, which we did. This was an absolutely amazing experience. The top of the mountain (as well as the drive up) was gorgeous. Despite how hard it was to compete, the matches and time spent with our gym members was a blast.
My goal over the course of my next series of “Technique of the Week” videos is to get each and every one of you to finally learn how to PROPERLY pull guard in competition. An improperly executed guard pull can ruin your chances of winning a match and give your opponent an easy path to victory whereas a properly executed guard pull can start you off in a strong position of your choosing and leave you one step ahead of your opponent! Pulling guard is one of the things I see people mess up on the most so pay close attention to the details in this video! Check my last video for how to pull to the Lasso/Spider guard properly and the video before to learn how to pull to the De La Riva guard properly! In this week’s video, the final video in the series, we will work on how to pull safely to a Closed Guard in competition! Take this sequence back to your academy and drill it then send me a message here or on instagram (@nathanmendelsohnbjj) with any questions or concerns! OSS!
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Holding on to grips too long is one of the biggest mistakes in Guard Retention I see people make when playing guard at all levels. To control someone you need grips but at the same time when someone is passing you, you need to know when yo let go of the grips and focus on framing and protecting your elbow knee space.