Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ is the second most popular grappling sport in the world after Judo. It focuses more on defense, and it is an ideal combat technique for someone who is short and slightly built. Both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo have their roots to traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, which is a crude martial art that has highly dangerous moves. BJJ's founder, Mitsuyo Maeda, removed such perilous techniques, refined original Jiu-Jitsu, and transformed it into a kind of combat sport. Hey, do you want to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at home? Check these 12 basic BJJ moves then! Take care of yourself and be aware of surroundings while practicing. Since BJJ is all about ground battling, you may need a friend to practice these moves.
1.Hip Escape Or Shrimping
A hip escape is a basic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu defense move that helps get rid of a grappling opponent. It is a basic technique, and if you can master it well, hip escape sets you up nicely to learn more defensive as well as attacking moves. You can practice this technique alone or with the help of a friend. If you are doing it alone, just lie on your back and imagine a person on your top who is trying to choke you. Bring your two elbows together and move your body leftwards, and then rightwards, to loosen up the opponent's grip. Now keep your two elbows close together and push your hands up quickly and forcefully as if you are doing a bench press. Please check the following video for visual instructions.
Like hip escape, scissor sweep is also a guard passing technique that helps learners avoid the guard and get hold of the opponent quickly. When you are on the floor and being grappled by your opponent, grab their collar with your right hand. Make sure you grip their collar in such a way that all the four fingers are inside and thumb outside. This reduces the risk of finger injuries and gives you a better grip. Now get hold of their left elbow with your left hand. Put your right foot on the ground and shift all your body weight to the left shoulder. Move your left leg closer to the opponent's knee and twist yourself forcefully to a side and bring them down to the ground.
The triangle choke, also known as Sankaku Jime, is a commonly used submission maneuver of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, and many other grapple arts. It happens when a person who is taken in the guard tries to cross their two legs around the neck of his opponent in an attempt to choke them. The extreme pain makes a fighter to give up the match, which in martial arts terms is called submission. Check the following video for clear instructions on how a beginner can practice triangle choke. Hey, note that this technique is very dangerous and be very careful while practicing with your friends as it can potentially harm them.