It’s All In The Hips!

Olliekids BJJ, Ollie

This week the Carpe Diem Kids have been learning some new ways to bring their opponents to the ground. This basic hip throw can be very effective and is a great entry into learning the concepts and understanding the mechanics of leverage. Of course, whilst these general principles might be easy to pick up, it will take a lot of … Read More

Kids Summer Schedule

Olliekids BJJ, Ollie

FAO: All Kids & Parents,   Summer is here! Which means we’ll operate on a holiday schedule for our Kids Classes. Please see below for details:   – We will operate a reduced holiday timetable for the month of August – All Kids memberships will be suspended during this time and all classes attended will be at our Kids drop … Read More

Thanks For Visiting!

Olliekids BJJ, Ollie

Big thanks to Keiichi for dropping in this week. The kids loved having you visit and we all learnt a lot from your great techniques and attitude. Thank you and please come again soon!

“So, it’s like a dab with your legs?”

Olliekids BJJ, Ollie

Jiu-jitsu can be a complicated conundrum to solve. So many new positions to familiarise yourself with and at times an almost unfathomable amount of new vocabulary to learn. However, linking things you are learning to things you already know can help make them more memorable. This week the kids have been investigating how to control an opponent in the open … Read More

Kids working their Spider Senses

Olliekids BJJ, Ollie

This week both the Junior and Senior Kids have been putting some work into maintaining their open guards. Spider guard is an excellent way of controlling an opponent when they have broken free of the closed guard. It is a dynamic guard which can be used to slow down the opponent’s movements as well as being a good platform to … Read More

Kids BJJ: Grips

Olliekids BJJ, Ollie

Securing good grips is a fundamental starting point when launching attacks during sparring in BJJ. Often, the same two placements of grips can threaten many different outcomes and therefore the strength and accuracy of these grips becomes very important. This week our Juniors have been practicing their scissor sweeps with strong collar and sleeve grips which will serve the well … Read More

Senior Kids: Points & Passing the Closed Guard

Olliekids BJJ, Ollie

In order to maximise your chances of being successful in any sport it is important to know the rules before you start. In competitive jiu-jitsu there is a points scoring system which correlates to a hierarchy of positional dominance, all of which are directly related to the ease from which you may submit and/or control your opponent from. No leg … Read More