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12 Essential Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques You Can Master At Home

Monday, Aug 17, 2020, 12:53 pm

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.
4.Cross Collar Choke

The cross collar choke is one of the first few moves a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu student learns from their master. If you are a BJJ enthusiast, you may have heard about Roger Gracie already. He is one of the finest Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the world. He won numerous world championships with this cross collar move. It has been his trademark technique, and if you want to learn it as well, check the video below. Cross collar choke's hard to learn because people need to have very strong fingers and wrists to pull it off with perfection.

Cross Collar Choke-12 Essential Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques You Can Master At Home

5.Straight Armlock From Mount Or Guard

The straight armlock is another useful submission move that can be carried out either from the mount position or the guard. It is Ronda Rousey's signature move, and nothing can her opponents do to escape it. The straight armlock technique is difficult to learn, particularly if you are a beginner. Make sure you practiced the other simple grappling moves that are mentioned in the first couple of posts before attempting to learn this maneuver. Theoretically, a straight armlock occurs when the attacker gets hold of opponent's arm and applies tremendous pressure on the elbow. Watch the video for visual instructions.

Straight Armlock From Mount Or Guard-12 Essential Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques You Can Master At Home

6.Double Leg Take Down

In martial arts, the term takedown refers to making a fighter fall on the ground. When you fall and have your back touching the ground, you are in a guard position. Your opponent who is on top of you is in a mount position. It is easy to attack the enemy from a mount position, so takedown moves have great significance in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Double leg takedown is a generic name. The actual term for it in BJJ community is Baiana. This is a very simple technique; all you need to do is bend, force yourself toward opponent's hip, and grab them by the back of their knees. Now try to unbalance them by lifting them off the ground by their knees. Check this video for instructions.

Double Leg Take Down-12 Essential Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques You Can Master At Home

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