I have an easier time finding submissions from bottom guard than on top. I can maintain top control okay (transitioning between sidecontrol, N/S, knee on belly etc), but I’m having a hard time finding the submissions.
In particular on larger opponents! Arm-in chokes are tricky because their shoulders are so broad, keylocks and shoulder locks requires too much strength for me to finish (unless the positioning is perfect) and I’m not too well-versed in leglocks and tend to give up the position for them.
If you make a technique video could you please, please, please, show the move at full speed first THEN give all the details.
I honestly don’t care about the 50 variations of what the other guy can, do if i don’t know what you are trying to do. It just confuses me.
Big picture first, then the details.
If you look at an architect’s plans the first page is always a plan view (a picture of the front of the house) Then the details of how to make that house are on subsequent pages.
Sorry for the shit post. /end rant
Next week my gym organizes 1-week-long camp, where everyday we will have three trainings (1.5h, 1h and 1.5h). How to survive this? Recently I’ve tried training 3 days in a row for 2h each day (with heavier, higher belt guys) and I am basically f*cked up – everything is in pain. Most of the time I was sparring really hard.
Also – what to eat during these days? I am lactose-intolerant so everything that has something to do with milk is a no-go.
Hey guys, I am seeing here in the forum a lot that in order to avoid injuries you should train smartly and in a certain way. My question is, how to train smartly (in order to avoid injuries, especially short term)? of course, the popular answers are “tap early tap often” and “leave your ego at the door” but is there anything more than that? I am talking about even avoiding certain postions/submissions?
Edson Barboza vs Gilbert Melendez – Full Fight, UFC FOX on 20 x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwWlU0UeB6Y
Holm vs Shevchenko – Full Fight x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8TvUZU268c x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSe3ESVGV9I x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSKeQDwyARk x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMs-uOS55FA x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t2P68xPtdQ x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t2P68xPtdQ x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvQAcFNq1hc
I’m a white belt, roughly two years training. I work at a martial arts school and am a black belt in karate and my manager is also my jiujitsu instructor I’ve trained consistently for two years and he always partners me with new students and has me coach a bit and work with injured students and will then go toss me to the purple belts. My training partner who often asks for help from me and is less consistent has 2 stripes in her year.
I think it’s mostly due to not being a paying student and that we are co-workers but somethings gotta give. What’s the longest period of training you went without a stripe?
(Little ranty, but I mean come on man I’ve busted my ass.
Was out in Portland for work last week and dropped in on SBG and I wanted to give a quick report about how great it was. Coach Zac Thornton showed me around and got me up to speed. I hit their No Gi comp class first, where we got a partner and did comp rounds, and some EBI overtime rounds at the end that was fun. A few guys, including the black belt running the class, Coach Higgins, had really tricky inverted guards. Both were happy to show me the best way to deal with and defeat their guard game when I mentioned how much trouble their guard was giving me. Class acts for sure.
Class after that was taught by Coach Cane Prevost, who owns The Gentle Art blog, and his class was seriously awesome. He encouraged so much creativity out of his students, it was a new way for me to see a class run. He ran us through some bottom of turtle fundamentals, and then let everyone run free with their imagination on what they would do from that spot as he walked around and answered questions and critiqued. If someone came up with something cool they’d show it to the class and we’d all try it, normally followed by Coach Prevost saying “hell ya, that’s slick!” I enjoyed the hell out of it.
All in all, great experience, great gym and great people. I’d encourage anyone out in Portland to him em up!
Hey everyone I was doing some BJJ tech the other day where we have someone in our (bottom) half guard and we then take our far arm and get a underhook on their other leg (the one that isn’t in hour half guard) From there you can do sweeps or come out the back.
I’m not sure if this is classified as deep half or something else. I guess it was a similar setup to doing the electric chair but we weren’t using a lockdown, just regular half guard. Just unsure if it counts as deep half as heaps of the deep half vids I see is when their using their arms on the leg they have in guard and not the opposite leg.
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Date: July 24th, 2016 | Where: One World Jiu Jitsu – 37300 Cedar Blvd #A, Newark, CA | Time: 6PM – 830PM
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Do the respective leg orientations yield different technique strings? The only thing I really know is that you shouldn’t toe hold the same leg you’re executing the knee bar
I’m a 2 stripe white belt. I train 3-5 times a week.I have gone to 2 competitions (2nd was today) and am 0-6. I absolutely love training, but it is becoming demoralizing to know I’m just paying to go compete and lose basically. While training I can usually sub people (w/ a triangle mostly because that is the only sub I focus on) but then at competitions I get wrecked by everyone. So how long did it take you for it to all come together? Would it be better to just stay away from competing for a while? Also, is it bad to focus on one move?
There are so many “ranked” things I want to buy….rash guards, stickers, hats, key chains……..but I can’t. Why buy a blue rash guard when I could be promoted any day now?
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