So I’ve been having trouble when trying to apply the knee cut pass or passing in general when the guard player weaves their legs between mine and gets kind of a dela riva x (I’m not sure what to call it really, but Jon Thomas shows it in his recent dela riva video). Its this position here at about 9:17 https://youtu.be/-_Ye7G2N3S0?t=9m17s.
Generally this happens when I have my knee positioned inside their legs with my same side elbow connected to the knee. They’ll weave and eventually I get swept. This also happens when I push the non hooking leg in between my legs before passing. I have trouble moving my back leg or peeling the opponents leg with my free hand.
Extract from Sanzo Maruyama’s book about a jujutsuka named Kanaya who worked as a police instructor (just like most Japanese jujutsukas at this time period) and showed an interesting hold in a rather brutal challenge match against a judoka.
“After the brutal matches between Tanabe and Tobari [see here and here], it’s needed to mention Senjuro Kanaya, for he had a tough match against Tobari as well. Kanaya is traditionally believed to belong to the Kito-ryu jujutsu school, but that he was actually a Takeuchi-ryu jujutsuka. However, it is not like Kanaya didn’t have any involvement with the former school. The Ikeda clan was associated to the Kito-ryu school, but its branch in Amagi trained at Takeuchi-ryu, and so it was that both Hidemi Noda from Kito-ryu and Yutaka Kataoka from Takeuchi-ryu were deputy secretaries of the clan. The main teacher of the Amagi branch was Fuji Kataoka, but his first son, Senjuro, was given in adoption to the Kanaya family, so he adopted the Kanaya surname.
Although the exact time in which Senjuro Kanaya became a hand-to-hand teacher for the Metropolitan Police is unknown, it was well known at the Meiji era that Kanaya one of the strongest jujutsuka not affiliated to the Totsuka Yoshin-ryu. He had the reputation to be a fearsome fighter, but he was apparently an affable, friendly man. He allied with members of his own school like Kotaro Imai and Hikosaburo Oshima, but also with jujutsukas of other styles like Tanabe from Fusen-ryu. At the time, they banded together forming a coalition against the Kodokan members at the Metropolitan Police.
Kanaya didn’t look like what one would expect of a fighter, as he was small and gentle at first sight. However, whenever he came to the dojo, he turned into a completely different person – he was as strong and agile as an ape. His favourite technique was the ude-hishigi-juji-gatame, which he often executed after a tomoe nage, and many jujutsukas and judokas were plagued by these moves.
Let’s describe his match with Sakujiro Yokoyama here. Although the exact date is unknown, it seems they had a fierce match. After blocking an early tomoe nage from Kanaya, Yokoyama got both of his hands under Kanaya’s raised legs and tried to pick him up [note: probably a daki age slam or a powerbomb Bob Sapp style; the text in Japanese is blurry], but what happened is that Kanaya’s upper body didn’t get elevated at all. Instead, while Yokoyama tried to lift him, Kanaya’s legs closed around his neck, performing a technique probably close to the modern sankaku-jime. This push and pull continued for a time.
However, concluding he could not overcome Kanaya’s position, Yokoyama pushed them both against the dojo’s main pillar an started slamming Kanaya’s head on it. A minute happened while they struggled, and then the referee called for hikiwake or draw, as they hit the 20 minute mark. This result was heard through Japan, and it being a draw supported the Kodokan’s reputation, as Senjuro Kanaya had been better regarded than his opponent up to that point.
Kanaya’s reputation was dented after this match, but he was still famous. He later became a police instructor in Taiwan, but an epidemy ended his life in 1895 at 31 years old. It was a too young age, and he was missed in the jujutsu community.
It is unknown when Kanaya left the Metropolitan Police and was transferred to Taiwan, but it coincides with the time in which, despite his efforts and those of other jujutsukas, the Kodokan-ryu started taking over the dojos and displacing the old jujutsu schools. It is believed that, even if practitioners from the old styles with both ability and ambition had stayed at the Metropolitan Police, the Kodokan expansion would only have been merely delayed.”
I’m currently 18 and a 2 stripe blue belt (I’ve been training for 5 years).I’m in my senior year of high school and about to graduate. I’m going to one of Penn States satellite campuses for a year then to main. The campus I’m going to has a wrestling club and a regret I’ve had was not wrestling in high school. I know the club welcomes newcomers. However, I’d have to stop training BJJ. It’s something I really want to try but I’m not totally sure because of it.
I train BJJ for self defense. In my opinion gracie academy has the most legit self defense curriculum. Unfortunately most of the schools in my area are sport based. I am considering gracie barra since they do have a legit self defense curriculum in addition to their competition stuff. Problem is they don’t spar with strikes. Now I have an option. There is a gracie academy certified training center an hour a way. Legit self defense curriculum and they spar with strikes. I was thinking of making a trip there once a week (since my work schedule would only allow a saturday.) I plan to move to california to eventually train at the HQ so I figure why not get in the system early. The cons of this is obvious training once a day but also being under a two stripe blue belt (who has completed their instructor certification course)isn’t much to brag about. He does know the entire gracie combatives system like the back of his hand and is approved by rener gracie himself that he is qualified to teach those 36 moves. Just want to know what your thoughts are or advice is.
Let me add, I am purely a hobbiest of BJJ. No plans to compete. Just want to learn self defense and enjoy the beautiful art.
Hey guys , i popped my shoulder while rolling recently and my chiropractor advised me to stay off the mats until June . Any advice on how not to regress and what cardio/ stretching in can do to maintain my skills ?
I have tried a few different browsers and also resetting settings / cache on them and still no luck with their website.
Over half the links do not work when clicked on, nothing happens, sometimes right click > open in new tab works but sometimes that just logs me out and I literally cannot access the content. Pretty disappointing for the price it cost me.
Anyone ever had jokes made about your physical attributes in the gym, or funny comments you’ve heard?
I’m abnormally flexible and one time I was trying to remove someone from full mount (I was on the bottom) by curling my legs around their abdomen and pushing on their pelvis with my feet.
My instructor walked by and said “what the fuck is that? This is Jiu Jitsu, not cirque de Soleil.”
With simple gifs containing the 5 or 6 movements needed to secure chokes and holds from mounts and guards, a title of the move at the top and basic instructions at the bottom of each frame. I think it could be really educational and a good way to quickly refresh what you’ve done in class or learn new moves. The gif’s repetition would make it easy to quickly get the basic concepts of a move in your head.
i used to get this when i go for armbar, but nowadays it doesnt seem to happen that much. it only happens when someone is passing my guard and when i take the back. especially today when i took the back of a guy and pulled him back his body was totally smashing my balls so hard i lost the position. how do i avoid this?