Attack the Back!

Olliekids BJJ

This week the kids have been looking at ways to attack their opponent’s back. Once back control is gained, it is very hard for the opponent to escape and the chances of being able to submit them is high. It is often seen as the best position in jiu-jitsu and one we often try to work towards. With these points … Read More

Heads High!

Olliekids BJJ

It’s been great to see the kids in the dojo this half-term working hard to improve their jiu-jitsu. They’ve also been making great progress in developing their co-ordination, balance and core strength as shown in the photo above. Well done guys and keep up the great work!

Kids Entering the Half Guard

Olliekids BJJ

This week our kids have been working hard to get to grips with a new guard: the half guard. It is a position that will often happen during sparring so it is important to understand how to get back to closed guard or perhaps pass to side control from this position.  Despite it being a new guard to learn I … Read More

New Faces

Olliekids BJJ

It’s been great to see plenty of new faces this month attend our Junior and Senior squad training. Very excited to have a growing team – everyone is putting a lot of effort into their training and the results are beginning to show in sparring. Keep up the great work!

Attack the Back!

Olliekids BJJ

This week the kids have been focussing on attacking the back from an open guard whilst their opponent is on their knees. Although this could be seen as a relatively straight forward attack the kids had to learn many new movements in order to succeed. As with anything, it is often the case that we find new movements and positions … Read More

Kids Classes back in full swing after Summer Break

Olliekids BJJ

Welcome back everyone! It’s been great to catch up with the kids after their summer breaks and to hear of all their travels. Even more great to see all the kids working hard: starting this month as they had finished before the break. I hope everyone managed to get some rest too, ready for getting back into regular training again … Read More

Don’t Panic!

Olliekids BJJ

During the last few classes of our Kids Summer Schedule we have been looking at getting out of some difficult positions. This week we specifically looked at escaping side control and the things we should try to remember when stuck in this position. Whilst at first it can be easy to get frustrated when in bad positions, it is important … Read More

Mount Escapes!

Olliekids BJJ

Getting used to being uncomfortable is one of the hallmarks of jiu-jitsu. Escaping mount position is not easy – so time must be invested into the techniques in order to be learnt. But once the knowledge is there, what else is there to worry about?

The World is Yours

Olliekids BJJ

Kids Summer Squad have been practicing hard.. and some have clearly been enjoying the sun more than others! The summer schedule continues until September so be sure to drop in when you can.

Legwork

Olliekids BJJ

Although it may be very tempting to, at times, rely too heavily on your grips whilst sparring they should not be the only form of control you have on your opponent. Both whilst playing and passing the guard, what you do with your legs can be the difference between success and failure. Here, our resident sisters are showing a simple … Read More