Questions tagged [brazilian-jiu-jitsu]

Grappling art derived from judo, focusing on forcing the opponent to submit using jointlocks and chokes.

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Does BJJ have a standardised syllabus?

Judo has a standardised syllabus of techniques maintained and occasionally revised by the Kodokan, divided into throwing and grappling (pins, joint-locks, strangles) techniques. Most national ...
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What does “smash” mean in BJJ?

What does the term "smash" mean in a BJJ context? Examples: I had to get beaten up by better guys to get good and the current whitebelts deserve to get smashed too. The upper belts I rolled ...
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What is the etiquette for practicing with more experienced partners in BJJ?

I practice and instruct judo, where my advice to beginners is to seek the most experienced and skilled practice partners available. My experience is the normal beginner tendency is to train with ...
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Counter kick defence

As can be seen in the video, the girl used armbar for counter the kick defense. I would like to ask if there is a tutorial of how to do it? Are there any other ways to counter the leg catch defense?
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Are there any Judo techniques which are illegal in BJJ?

Judo and BJJ both stem from early 20th century judo, but over time have focused on different aspects of the martial art - broadly tachi-waza and ne-waza respectively. Additionally, they are mostly ...
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Is there a way to reliably attack only a bent elbow joint with ude garami (Kimura, Americana)?

Joint locks in judo must nominally be on the elbow joint only. Ude garami, translated as the entangled arm lock and with variants are known as the Kimura or Americana in BJJ, often affects the ...
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Why do Sambo fighters practice BJJ as well?

From what I see some Sambo fighters practice BJJ too, Khabib Nurmagomedov for example. Why would they do that?
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Difference between wrestling and grappling

Many times, when my sensei teaches me a technique, he takes reference from either wrestling or grappling. I always thought the two are different terms for the same art until the master told me that it'...
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How do I avoid getting a cauliflower ear while practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

I've been practicing BJJ for quite some time now. Recently, in sparring sessions, I think I've hurt one of my ears. It pains a lot and now that ear has turned red. I've read in many sites that ...
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Where to get lightweight belts for bjj competitions from?

Is there any company that specialized on this? My main belt is rather heavy, would be great to get a lighter one to wear during competitions, so that I'll have to cut a little less weight :D Any ...
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Looking for a story source--Helio Gracie being offered a Kodokan Belt and refusing?

I remember reading somewhere that, way down the line, the Kodokan offered Helio Gracie a high dan ranking, and to absorb what had become BJJ back into the world of Judo. Helio refused, presumably ...
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Is there any maximum time for staying in a belt in BJJ?

Last week, I started to go to a new BJJ academy after a while without any training. When we started rolling, I asked to the guy that was rolling against me for how much time he was training. Since he ...
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BJJ bloodborne diseases

I've never been in a fight in my life and never had interest in any form of contact sports before. Something about BJJ really interests me. Maybe it's the self-defense aspect, or making myself ...
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How can one effectively use their hips to generate strength for any given technique that requires it?

Background: I am a teenage white-belt 2nd stripe training in BJJ for almost a year now. I feel like I have some fundamental errors in my overall game and am seeking to remedy them. Question: One of ...
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What are some fundamental yet highly effective ways to break your opponent's posture?

A little backstory: I'm a relatively lightweight guy (126 lbs) and have been training BJJ for almost a year now. I tend to struggle in a few departments, and the second most terrible one is when I ...
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Why don't we strangle with the hands in BJJ

Defences against a standing strangle with the hands AKA 'rape choke' are very commonly practised in self-defence classes yet when I roll with people in BJJ classes nobody ever seems to try it on me. ...
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How does BJJ differ from classic jujutsu? [duplicate]

I'm interested in studying grappling, locks, throws. Basically using my size (6'4", 280 lbs, no fat) to my advantage. I already hold a 3rd dan black belt in Goju karate, but karate in general does not ...
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Why do people wear frayed black belts? [closed]

There seems to be a pride in using a beaten up belt. Isn't a belt cheap, shouldn't a MA practitioner be in clean and well maintained attire ?
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Can spinal injury occur from rear naked choke

When putting your opponent into the position for a rear naked choke it is common practice to open up the submission by bending the opponents spine backwards. Is there any realistic possibility of ...
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Sumi Gaeshi or Obi Tori Gaeshi?

I'm a BJJ praticioner trying to improve my takedowns. I was wondering: is the Obi Tori Gaeshi just a variation of the Sumi Gaeshi or a different takedown? The two takedowns are quite similar, with ...
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BJJ sparring partner avoiding me

I have this sparring partner that always avoids me in the BJJ rolling class. He is my same grade (purple belt), and same weight. But is always avoiding me, I have confronted him before and it seems ...
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Is the head-outside single leg takedown relevant in MMA?

The head-inside single leg is an essential takedown in both wrestling and MMA. Often when one fails the head-inside, you can fake the switch to the double leg, and the head-outside single is there. ...
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Groin attack danger in full guard (especially stages 3, 4)?

How much is the groin open for an attack in full guard in different stages? (Bruce Lee in Way of the Dragon) Especially, in the stage 3 of the Gracie system: It seems like groin is quite open, for ...
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Why should “Oss” be used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Disclaimer... this is a potentially subjective question, and I'm looking for answers to "why" with references. What is your experience and historical understanding of the use of the word? I've moved ...
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What is the etymology and meaning of Oss?

I've moved to a new location, and have started training with a new Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school. My previous school made absolutely no use of the word "oss". It is, however, ubiquitous with my new ...
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Can I do Brazilian jiu jitsu and Tae Kwon Do at the same time

I want to do Brazilian jiu jitsu and tae kwon do at the same time. However, I’m worried that they might not work together and be problematic.
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What is a good BJJ book for someone familiar with groundwork but not BJJ?

I am looking for a Brazilian jiujitsu book to understand how BJJ thinks about groundwork. As a judoka of some years, I already have some familiarity with joint locks, chokes, control, escapes, the ...
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What is the name of this takedown / throw?

Today, whilst sparring with my opponent I was trying to pull of a lot of kneeling shoulder throws, but my opponent simply walked over me several times. I came back up from one attempt and managed to ...
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Emphasis in jujitsu and brazilian jujitsu

I am familiar with the history of both jujitsu and Brazilian jujitsu and how they were formed and I know a little about the differences between them. I've read multiple threads but there were things ...
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What's the name of this sweep and where did it originate?

I tried to look online, but I couldn't find anything like this (Google doesn't exactly like long descriptive explanations). Here's the deal. Attacker is in a sitting position, holding the opponent ...
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Combined Grappling Dummy and Bob punching bag for practice

I would like to practice at home both grappling and punching. For punching there is a boxing bag or Bob and for grappling there are grappling dummies such as bubba dummy and the like. I would like to ...
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Beginning Jiu Jitsu, learning gi and no gi at the same time

Im beginning to learn BJJ. The gym I am attending teaches both gi and no-gi variants on different days of the week. I want to attend as much as possible, and I was wondering if there is any ...
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How risky is it to practice grappling martial arts (eg Jiu Jitsu) with a weakened arm bone?

I have a weaker left arm bone; more than a decade ago (at age ~11) I had 3 bone tumors each of which caused a pathological fracture, all in the same place on my left arm, each tumor happening after ...
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How to avoid being encircled by a body triangle?

The following sequence shows a fighter crossing his legs around the waist of his opponent. What could be some possible ways to avoid this situation? Once caught in it, how does one get out? To make ...
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An Ontology of Combat II [duplicate]

I've been thinking about creating an ontology of grappling/martial arts techniques recently. I know there are things like flowcharts for BJJ. Google directed me to this question: An Ontology of ...
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How to release from Jiu Jitsu throw?

Please refer to video at 3:46. As can be seen one of the fighters lift the other guy and he twists his legs at the high point and release as he reaches the floor. What is this release called and ...
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Getting out from underneath a heavier opponent when pinned face down

I have an unusual question and I hope you can help me. I'm a fantasy romance writer and know nothing about fighting, although I watch a lot of Muay Thai and kickboxing. So there's a sparring scene in ...
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What height should women tie their belts?

As a woman starting in BJJ, I find that wearing my belt as low as the men in my class results in it sliding, during a roll, from my hips to up higher up onto my waist, which is naturally much smaller ...
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If I'm 12 and a white belt, what belt will I be when I turn 18? [duplicate]

I'm 12 and I started BJJ 2 months ago, and I've been wondering if by the time I'm 18 will I still be in the kids category of belts? According to my math, a yellow belt?
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How many people practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu globally?

I would like to know how many people practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu around the world.
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How can I become good in Bjj?

I want to become really good, I train 9 classes (1 hour each class ) a week. I want to do some solo work, will solo drills help me? I found some on youtube that I wanted to practice: sit outs- back ...
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What is the most effective way to pass dela riva spider?

It's a particularly frustrating guard for me to start passing and often if I even get close then the transition to single leg x happens. I have seen a few tutorials of Mendes brothers, etc., using a ...
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How to counter ankle pick takedown?

As can be seen in the following video, ankle pick is very dangerous. Is there a way to counter it? Is there a way to counter it when the rival holds your ankle?
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Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu Kid to Adult ranking transition [duplicate]

My son started training in Martial Arts 11 years ago at age 5. He started in Ryuku Kenpo, received a black belt at age 8. He then started American Kenpo, and received a black belt at age 10. He ...
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Release from back choke when your face and body turn to the floor [duplicate]

Is there a way to release from back choke when your all body is on the floor and your face (and body) turn to the floor. Is there a difference if the choker is on your body or is beside you? Videos or ...
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Mixing different martial arts?

So I am a university student, just come back home for summer holidays, I want to take up some form of martial arts, mainly to have self defense and build confidence and strength, but would also like ...
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Effectiveness of Throws on the Ground and Standing Up (Judo, BJJ etc) [closed]

Next year it's going to be a little more throwing-oriented year in my club (although we're still going to mix ground fighting and stand up fighting, submissions etc). My question is: how practical ...
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Single Leg X or Ashi Garami

is Single Leg X or Ashi Garami the same thing or is there is slight difference between them. I see some guys mixing up the two names so now I'm confused. Can anyone make this a little clear for me ?
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How necessary is youth and flexibility in Jiu Jitsu? As compared to Boxing?

I have a little experience with boxing and kickboxing (< 1 yr) and did ok in those sports. I have a chance to do jiu jitsu, but am wondering how much flexibility is needed. I am older (late 40s). ...
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What is exactly a cross face position in BJJ?

I'm training BJJ but my native language is not english. I tried translation but it didn't work as well. So I'm wondering: what is a cross face? I see people mentioning this cross face position, when ...