Sunday, September 17, 2017
While it is very challenging preventing a strong, skilled opponent from getting an initial one hand grip of your lapel, once they have the grip, your focus should be on the other free hand, not the hand gripping your lapel. Unfortunately, once both hands are in, it's almost impossible preventing yourself from being choked.
Posted by Jamie Seabrook at 9:29 AM
Monday, September 4, 2017
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Gi grappling makes it much easier to pass the guard than fighting no-gi. The advantage of gi grappling is that you are able to control your opponent on the bottom much easier with respect to their ability to escape because of your control of the gi. Of course, we won't be fighting gi vs. gi on the street, so practicing guard passes with no gi is a cruical part of your training.
Saturday, September 2, 2017
One of the biggest differences between a wrestling and jiu jitsu match is the pace. In the former, the pace is very fast, and the fights typically go for three 2-minute rounds, with the winner declared by who has the most points. In jiu-jitsu, the pace is typically more relaxed, and the goal is to wear your opponent down, exhaust them, and then submit them.
Posted by Jamie Seabrook at 2:03 PM
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Something we should all consider when practicing the guard is that someone who is not trained in jiu jitsu, and that is in our guard, is going to use techniques with low skill but that can still hurt us, such as using a forearm across our throat or putting us in a headlock. In fact, these attacks are even common among wrestlers who are unfamiliar with the submission strategies of jiu jitsu.Therefore, practicing techniques against these common attacks is of utmost importance.
Posted by Jamie Seabrook at 6:00 AM