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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Here is a short video on the origin of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a Brazilian martial art that can trace its roots back to Japanese Judo.  It is predominantly a grappling martial art.  Supposedly self-defense Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu includes striking and disarms, but I've only practiced what would be considered sport bjj.

 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was popularized by the Gracie family and most people often think of all BJJ practitioners to tracing their lineage back to the Gracies, but this is untrue. Another influential line would be the Luiz Franca line, whose standout student was Oswaldo Fadda.  

 

BJJ reached world wide recognition when Royce Gracie won the first Ultimate Fighting Championship defeating larger opponents.  It has since become pretty much a pre-requisite for those looking to compete in Mixed Martial Arts.

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I practice BJJ in a gym that is not MMA based.  Our focus in self-defense and we do learn striking and disarming moves!  

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Thanks for that video! Was interesting to see!

 

My Gym had to close down and I'm currently checking around gyms in the area to see which gym's culture fits me best, however I'm considering to switch from MMA to BJJ. Looking into BJJ I'm sure feeling more excited about it!

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I practice BJJ in and mma gym but there are a ton of serious pyjama wrestlers.


Then again, they have talked me into a little bit of boxing on the side.

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Blue Belt here under Marcelo Garcia in NY,  White Belt in Level Up Your Life under Steve Kamb.

 

Love the motivation of finishing quests and adding skill trees to my training.  Right now, I am working on Half Guard/De la Riva tree of my guard.  Keep training BJJ Monks!

 

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On 03/10/2016 at 3:09 PM, BJJattorney said:

Blue Belt here under Marcelo Garcia in NY,  White Belt in Level Up Your Life under Steve Kamb.

 

Love the motivation of finishing quests and adding skill trees to my training.  Right now, I am working on Half Guard/De la Riva tree of my guard.  Keep training BJJ Monks!

 


Some guys from my place went to train there and came back with some pretty gis which has stars on the lining.  I am mad jelly.

I much prefer half guard, dlr and rdlr to closed guards or other squared up guards.  I feel more mobile in those positions (because I'm small and smashable) which is helping greatly with guard retention. 

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On 10/13/2016 at 3:52 AM, Tankweazel said:


Some guys from my place went to train there and came back with some pretty gis which has stars on the lining.  I am mad jelly.

I much prefer half guard, dlr and rdlr to closed guards or other squared up guards.  I feel more mobile in those positions (because I'm small and smashable) which is helping greatly with guard retention. 

 

Makes sense. I had a little guy sweep me and take my back, from his half guard.

 

 

On another bjj related topic... how does everyone feel about drilling?

I'm at a new place and they don't drill. The instructor says he doesn't believe in it and wants us to have to fight for positions, instead of being given them.

Now, I am doing alright, but only because I've been wrestling elsewhere, but I can't help but feel like drilling a move is important from a muscle memory perspective.

 

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16 hours ago, Brawlrus said:

 

On another bjj related topic... how does everyone feel about drilling?

I'm at a new place and they don't drill. The instructor says he doesn't believe in it and wants us to have to fight for positions, instead of being given them.

Now, I am doing alright, but only because I've been wrestling elsewhere, but I can't help but feel like drilling a move is important from a muscle memory perspective.

 



But you have to drill to learn the techniques demonstrated?

Is he talking about positional sparring maybe, where you're given the start position?  Because this also a really good way for practicing your defenses and escapes, you're given a bad position, turn it into a good one.

 

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18 hours ago, Brawlrus said:

 

On another bjj related topic... how does everyone feel about drilling?

I'm at a new place and they don't drill. The instructor says he doesn't believe in it and wants us to have to fight for positions, instead of being given them.

Now, I am doing alright, but only because I've been wrestling elsewhere, but I can't help but feel like drilling a move is important from a muscle memory perspective.

 

Wut? I kind of see his thinking.  We do have to fight for positions, but the more we drill the better we know what to do when we're in those positions.  Like you said, it's muscle memory.  If I only find my opponent in turtle once, I'm gonna be super awkward and not really know what to do.  If I practice it more, I'll know what to do.  It's pretty simple.  As they say, drillers are killers.

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On 11/18/2016 at 3:39 AM, Tankweazel said:



But you have to drill to learn the techniques demonstrated?

Is he talking about positional sparring maybe, where you're given the start position?  Because this also a really good way for practicing your defenses and escapes, you're given a bad position, turn it into a good one.

 

 

Nope, no positions. He shows us a move, say, a kimura, then we just free roll. I've yet to learn anything related to a guard, even. I chose the place, because he was the only black belt in town.

 

However, seeing as what it is that I haven't been learning, I can see why all his students keep talking about why they hate grappling against the 10th Planet players.

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On 11/18/2016 at 5:14 AM, jisforjay said:

Wut? I kind of see his thinking.  We do have to fight for positions, but the more we drill the better we know what to do when we're in those positions.  Like you said, it's muscle memory.  If I only find my opponent in turtle once, I'm gonna be super awkward and not really know what to do.  If I practice it more, I'll know what to do.  It's pretty simple.  As they say, drillers are killers.

Yeah, that's kinda what I thought. I mean, I tried a move he showed us, but without knowing the setup, or body position required, the guy just slipped it.

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On 18/11/2016 at 1:14 PM, jisforjay said:

 If I only find my opponent in turtle once, I'm gonna be super awkward and not really know what to do.  



Play human katamari.

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On 10/13/2016 at 6:52 AM, Tankweazel said:


Some guys from my place went to train there and came back with some pretty gis which has stars on the lining.  I am mad jelly.

I much prefer half guard, dlr and rdlr to closed guards or other squared up guards.  I feel more mobile in those positions (because I'm small and smashable) which is helping greatly with guard retention. 

 

Almost forgot that I'm in massive debt when I saw this one:

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Little person as well. I used to like playing closed guard because I could throw wild triangles, but I always end up in half guard, so that's eventually what I became proficient in.

 

On 11/17/2016 at 1:45 PM, Brawlrus said:

 

Makes sense. I had a little guy sweep me and take my back, from his half guard.

 

 

On another bjj related topic... how does everyone feel about drilling?

I'm at a new place and they don't drill. The instructor says he doesn't believe in it and wants us to have to fight for positions, instead of being given them.

Now, I am doing alright, but only because I've been wrestling elsewhere, but I can't help but feel like drilling a move is important from a muscle memory perspective.

 

 

Yup. First thing you watch out for in a half guard.

 

I personally like drilling. We don't get to do enough of it, so I usually show up at open mat, or I come early and practice on the dummy. I even put a gi on my dog a few times and drilled with him. He seemed to like the "cuddling."

 

On 11/19/2016 at 10:54 AM, Brawlrus said:

However, seeing as what it is that I haven't been learning, I can see why all his students keep talking about why they hate grappling against the 10th Planet players.

 

Do they roll with them in a gi, or no gi? 10th Planet folks have a different game, and it throws a lot of people off, but someone excellent at the basics usually understands what they're trying to do.

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21 hours ago, Machete said:

Do they roll with them in a gi, or no gi? 10th Planet folks have a different game, and it throws a lot of people off, but someone excellent at the basics usually understands what they're trying to do.

Mostly No-Gi stuff on those. Since it's open to all grapplers, I believe.

I thought they were just afraid of their flexibility. I question if most of the guys here can even touch their toes.

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17 hours ago, Brawlrus said:

Mostly No-Gi stuff on those. Since it's open to all grapplers, I believe.

I thought they were just afraid of their flexibility. I question if most of the guys here can even touch their toes.

 

Yeah, a lot of the techniques are based off Eddie Bravo's freaky leg flexibility, so their training usually incorporates a lot of flexibility work. I definitely got triangle choked a lot.

 

I do like their half guard game, it seems to be working for me, considering I'm very close to Eddie's weight, and I have the leg flexibility. We also have another little guy in our gym who loves his Lockdown, and really frustrates the guys who don't have the principles of half guard down.

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Hi guys,

 

am training out of evolve mma in singapore. It is (i think) officially a renzo gracie affiliate so we get roger and renzo dropping by time to time. Interestingly it is at the same time home of 10th planet in singapore. So in a way best of both worlds - i train both gi and nogi and i find that there are a lot of benefits to the crossovers. 

 

Am a regular competitor (at writing i am having butterflies in my tummy waiting for my bracket to start at the Abu dhabi world pro), but intend to retire after this tournament from competition and try a new challenge. 

 

My standup game is judo centric in gi, and i pull guard in nogi. I play mainly x-guard, single leg x and shin-on-shin for gi (michelle nicolini influenced quite a few of us).

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On 4/17/2017 at 8:23 PM, godjira1 said:

My standup game is judo centric in gi, and i pull guard in nogi. I play mainly x-guard, single leg x and shin-on-shin for gi (michelle nicolini influenced quite a few of us).

Nice, I hear Evolve is one of the top gyms in the world.  And doesn't Nicolini train out of there?

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yes michelle teaches and trains here prob 8-9 months of the year, great instructor apart from being an elite competitor. 

 

evolve is a good gym, and there are enough people that you can almost certainly find a pool of sparring partners close to your own level. if there is 1 downside, and it's a fairly big one, it's that it is crazy expensive. but can't have something for nothing i guess. 

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I have an old coach that lives in Singapore.  Have you heard of Juggernaut MMA? If so, Luke Adams is my old coach. He's a Marcel Louzado brown belt and does a bunch of MMA fights out there. 

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such a small world indeed. yes I know Juggernaut MMA. it's a small country so you end up knowing everyone in the bjj community. 

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