Triangle Time for the Kids!

Olliekids BJJ

Today the Senior kids were looking at the triangle choke submission from open guard. Triangles are one of the stalwarts of the bjj scene and are still favoured today by many of the elite level grapplers. As with any submission the set up is very important in order to get to finish successfully and the kids worked hard to understand … Read More

Drill to Win!

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This week the kids have been getting in the reps for their passing drills. Here, Jonaton is working on his knee slide pass. The focus in this exercise is more in creating a dynamic pattern of movement to encourage the students to attempt passing on each side, rather than the attention of specific hand placements. In this way, it enables … Read More

Kids Holiday Schedule

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Kids Classes will be having a break this festive period. The last class of the year will be on Thursday 13th December and we will resume again on Tuesday 15th January 2019. We wish all families a very happy & healthy Christmas and New Year. Everyone has worked really hard so please enjoy your well deserved rest! Thanks, Ollie

Kids: Developing Leadership Skills

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In our recent kids classes the students have been encouraged to develop their leadership skills by taking the warm ups at the start of the class. I was really impressed by the students’ positive response, and they have taken the extra responsibility in their stride. They have been very creative in coming up with new ideas for movement patterns and … Read More

Kids Uniform Update: Rental Gis and Rash Guards

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Note for all Parents: Please be aware that as of Tuesday 4th December all students participating in the Kids classes must wear a gi and rash guard. If students do not own their own gi they will be able to rent one from the dojo for £5 per session. This is to ensure that all students can benefit from learning … Read More

It’s Armbar week for the Kids!

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This week the kids have been looking at one of the fundamental submissions in Brazilian jiu-jitsu: the armbar from closed guard. When teaching this technique we emphasised the importance of being safe, both whilst applying it and having it applied, and I was very impressed with the maturity shown by all the students. Although it is a textbook submission in … Read More

Kids Working as a Team

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During our kids classes we encourage the students to work together in small groups to help solve the many problems jiu-jitsu can pose us. By adopting different roles (for example: one student could be coaching while the others perform a drill) the students are able to deepen their understanding of positions and what objectives each player might have in any … Read More

Kids: Working in a Safe Enviroment

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This week the kids have been putting their knowledge to the test in a series of “mini super battles” with each other. In these short battles they each have clear objectives in trying to apply what they have learnt, in order to test the effectiveness of their jiu-jitsu. A large emphasis is placed on creating a safe environment for the … Read More

Attack the Back!

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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