A Deeper Knowledge Of The Simple Techniques Gives More Effective Jiu-Jitsu.
Developing a deep knowledge and skill of a smaller number of basic BJJ moves and their underlying concepts is far more effective than constantly chasing new techniques but not really having a deep understanding of their usage nor developing them into a reliable skill of unconscious reflex.
Early on in learning Jiu-Jitsu, It’s easy to get caught up in the constant search for newer and crazier techniques and your approach to Jiu-Jitsu often becomes an arms race to find something new your opponent hasn’t seen before.
We were really pleased to hold our first seminars at our Portsmouth BJJ club recently, inviting Tom Barlow(3X World Champion & 2nd Degree Black Belt from Braulio Estima) and his wife Chelsea Leah (World Champion & 1st Degree Black Belt from Andre Galvao)to teach two seminars, 2 hours in the Gi and 2 hours No Gi, back to back on a sunny saturday afternoon in April.
Here is the second part of our detailed tutorial on passing the closed guard in BJJ. (Part 1 is here) In this part we will be looking at how to pass guard using the single underhook stack pass or smash pass as its otherwise known with the optional extra of a stacking choke to submit your opponent at Continue reading →