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Top 5 Beginner Jiu Jitsu Techniques for Self Defense

Top 5 Beginner Jiu Jitsu Techniques for Self Defense


In this Jiu Jitsu Self Defense Video, You'll Learn the 5 Basic Jiu Jitsu Techniques and Movements to Help You Defend Yourself in a Street Fight or Any Self Defense Situation.

The demonstrator in this video is a Jiu Jitsu and MMA coach who focuses on the combative aspects of Jiu Jitsu.  His name is Matt Bryers and he runs a Jiu Jitsu school in Cromwell, CT.  

His defensive tactics come from his experience as a Japanese Jujitsu Black Belt, Soul Fighters Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt (under Rafael Formiga Barbosa), as well as years of wrestling and competing in BJJ, submission grappling, full contact bare knuckle karate (Kyokushin) and MMA.  

Is self defense an important skill to you?  Or are you looking to add some self defense skills to your sport jiu jitsu training?


Here is what Matt thinks are the 5 basic skills and training flow to with it to learn how to defend yourself using jiu jitsu.

Here are the 5 Beginner Jiu-Jitsu Techniques for Reality Based Self Defense

#1: Punch Defense using the concept of cover and enter. Learn how to defend against a haymaker punch and enter into grappling range with a simple framing concept that keeps you safe when entering into grappling range

#2: Learn the Jiu-Jitsu Takedown Osoto Gari from an overhook control.  The Osoto Gari is one of the simplest and most effective jiu jitsu takedown techniques ever.  You'll find it very easy to hit from overhook control.

#3: The standing Jiu-Jitsu Armbar technique that is an easy self-defense and combat jiu-jitsu submission technique.  Yes, it is easy to sit for the arm bar, but in a life or death self defense situation, the ability to remain standing is vital.

#4: Side Control Escape. Side Control is one of the most difficult positions to escape from.  Arguably it should be one of the first skill sets any new jiu jitsu practitioner learns.

#5 Getting back to your feet. This is an underutilized Jiu-Jitsu technique that applies to self-defense, Jiu-Jitsu training and MMA.  If you can't get back to your feet efficiently, you will get a beating.

If learning self defense skills are an important part of your Jiu Jitsu training, then we highly recommend checking out the Alpha Male Self Defense DVD / On Demand Series by Dean Lister.

If you don't know Dean Lister, he's one of the baddest and deadliest grapplers on the planet.



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