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
This week the kids have been focussing on attacking a sweep from the most common guard – closed guard. The guard is a position that separates jiu-jitsu from other martial arts. Although it is widely considered to be a neutral position, closed guard is in fact an advantageous position to the guard player. From it, we have the ability to … Read More
As we know jiu-jitsu is largely performed on the ground. Here, our Junior Kids perform a soldier drill to develop their co-ordination and mobility. We always do drills like this as part of our warm up so that they will learn to move effortlessly when in close contact with the mat.
Having got to grips with controlling their partners in mount, the Junior Kids have now moved on to learning how to attack from this dominant position. Here Filip demonstrates how to perform the Americana as Rocco watches on attentively. Great work all!
This week the kids have been focussing on getting to either dominant or safe positions during their rounds of sparring. Dominant in this case would mean mount or side control and safe being their closed guard. Or as Zacharie shows here they could go down the Danaher route…
Here Ilya is demonstrating just one of many ways to pass the guard, advance his position and finish with a submission. Of course, there are countless variables of the same theme, but it is nonetheless a good feeling to have one route work towards.
How quick are your reactions? How agile are you? How strong are your grips? All questions raised and resolved in this fun game for the kids.
Despite Ruby doing her best to smile and not grimace we all know that sometimes stretching can be the last thing we want to do after a tough session. However, the benefits of stretching and foam rolling are huge and will undoubtedly improve your day to day life, as well as your jiu-jitsu, so be sure to make the effort … Read More
This week the kids have been getting to grips with stabilising side control and perhaps even more importantly – how to escape the position. Although they diligently studied the position it was clear that they enjoyed the specific sparring even more, so there may be more of that to come.. if they’re lucky! Great work guys.
It’s been great to get back from New York and see the amazing progress the kids have been making. Here they are showing off their agility and movement skills during class this week. It’s incredible to see how well they move and how quickly they pick things up – makes me wish I started earlier!