Self-Defense Jiu Jitsu RSS

bjj, Claudio Calasans, Closed Guard, jiu jitsu, Self-Defense Jiu Jitsu, Wrist Lock, Wrist Locks, Wrist Locks From Guard -

Submitting your opponent is one of the most important and difficult parts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Learning submissions is also one of the fun parts of bjj.  One of the most underrated submissions is the wrist lock.  The wrist lock is not very popular in the Jiu Jitsu community. The wrist lock, if properly applied, is one of the best submissions you can learn for gi, nogi, or self-defense.  It allows you to use a massive amount of leverage against a small part of someone’s body.  Therefore, the wrist lock is a good technique for smaller guys to learn for...

Read more

bjj, Claudio Calasans, Closed Guard, jiu jitsu, mma, Self-Defense, Self-Defense Jiu Jitsu -

Closed guard is one of the most important guards in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  It is one of the most versatile guards because of its effectiveness in nogi, gi, MMA, and self-defense.  Closed guard is extremely important when developing your bjj game.  It will allow you to set up a foundation of attacks and learn the mechanics of several sweeps and submissions. Check out our Article “The First Guard you learn, the last one you Master” for an intro to closed guard. Today, we discuss the application of closed guard specifically for self-defense.  Why is closed guard so effective and important...

Read more

BJJ, BJJ Training, Self-Defense, Self-Defense Jiu Jitsu -

One of the most prevalent questions people in the Jiu Jitsu community ask is if bjj is the most effective martial art for self-defense.  This is a relatively difficult question to answer. The reason it is so difficult is because every self-defense altercation is typically different. For instance, how many assailants are you defending yourself against?  Where is this event taking place? Is there a weapon involved?  There are just so many variables that may play a factor on whether or not bjj is really the most effective martial art for self-defense.  In certain situations, we believe it definitely is,...

Read more