Thursday, December 31, 2009

Armbar Drill

This video highlights several variations of the armbar in jiu jitsu and the different transitions from one to the other. I personally like the way they show the armbar drill from all different angles. Helps us all learn and that is why we are all here.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Submissions from the Guard Week

This triangle choke is set up from the spider guard. I have had the opportunity to hit the triangle from the spider guard and is very effective way to set it up. The video then moves on to setting up the triangle choke when your opponent is trying to pass your guard. I own the Demian Maia Science of Jiu-Jitsu and recommend it to anyone. He breaks down jiu jitsu so well.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Collar Choke from the Guard

Never tried this submission from the guard, looks as though it will work. Will test this collar choke out as soon as I can. Love to post these jiu-jitsu techniques for everyone to see, not only am I helping you guys out I am helping myself learn the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the process.

Monday, December 28, 2009

How can we learn faster?

How can we learn jiu-jitsu faster? This is a question that I want you guys to try and answer. What are some the best ways to learn jiu-jitsu faster? What works for you? Please share your insights on this subject.

Armbar from the Guard

This is another beginner move in jiu-jitsu. The armbar is probably the most basic submission but as you get better you want to focus on the finer details of the move. Just like with any move in jiu-jitsu the more involved you get with the intricacies the better you will be at pulling them off when it counts.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Submissions from the Guard Week

This week I will be focusing my attention on getting all of you guys videos on different submissions from the guard. The Kimura is one the basic submissions you will learn when you first start your journey in Jiu-Jitsu. The key on this submission is throwing that leg over the opponents back to hold them down so they can't escape.

Jiu-Jitsu is BACK!!

Sorry everyone for not posting recently holidays had me a little busy. Babies first Christmas so it was all great. But Jiu-Jitsu is back and we will be getting back into the swing of things so enjoy your videos.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sweeps from the Guard Week

This is a sweep from the spider guard. It's is a more advance. Just don't want to show you guys basic moves. One of my favorite open guard positions is the spider guard it is very effective for sweeps and keeping your opponent on his or her toes.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rickson Gracie

Here is an excerpt of Rickson Gracie working out. At the end if you notice this is the same breathing technique he used in The Hulk movie to train bruce banners temper.

Sweeps from the Guard Week

This is one of my favorite sweeps from the guard. Its all in the hips and being able to scoot out to the side to get the right position.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Scissors Sweep

This is one of the most basic sweeps and is taught to all beginners in jiu-jitsu. Its tough to get at first and you will get stuck half way through the move at times but keep practicing and you will hit it on people. The best bet is to use it with combinations that usually catches your opponent off guard. Rodrigo Gracie shows us the intricacies of this sweep. You may have seen in a small mma promotion called Pride a few years back. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sweeps from the Guard Week

After a long Sunday of shoveling snow, Christmas shopping and decorating I will be posting videos on sweeps from the guard all week long. Look for your first video starting tomorrow!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy weekend!! Here on the Northeast of the U.S. looks like we will e snowed in for the night. So I will be going to train some Muay Thai today. But here is a video from Mario Sperry. MArio Sperry is co-founder of Brazilian Top Team and trained under Carlson Gracie. Here he shows us how to break the Spider Guard grip and pass the open guard.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Not only will I be posting videos on technique but I will also bring some of the history of jiu-jitsu to you as well. I am a firm believer that learning about the history of a martial art will help you in your training. Learning about the people before us and their training will help you as you move foward in your pursuit to jiu-jitsu greatness. This video is an ESPN special talking about the effectivness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Got to love the part with Al Bundy choking someone out.

Passing the Guard Week

Guard passing week continues. Today you get a special three guard passes in one video. As you can see controlling the opponent's gi pants and getting a nice tight grip is essential. I have found in my training that the slightest error in footwork here can get you caught in half guard. You may have improved your position but you want to advance to side control with these passes.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Saulo Ribeiro Opening the Guard

This is great. Saulo Ribero is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu blackbelt. He is the owner of Jiu-Jitsu University, which is also the name of the book he published. The book helps with many techniques. As for this video Ribeiro shows us how to open the opponents guard. Always helpful before we attempt to pass ones guard.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Passing the Guard

Check out this first video of the week on passing the guard. This guard passing technique is one of my favorites. The explanation is pretty good especially when the brown belt explains the technique in great detail. Try this guard pass you will see that it works. And no I did not spell favorited out.

Passing the Guard Week

For the rest of the week here at Jiu-Jitsu Education we will focus on passing the guard. Enjoy the clips and learn as much as you can.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This is a great Gracie Jiu-jitsu video shows us the history of Jiu-Jitsu as well as a demonstration of this wonderful martial art. I know I know sub-titles but worth the watch.
Look out for more videos!!

What is Jiu Jitsu Education?

Hi all,
This is the first post on Jiu Jitsu Education. Just want to let everyone know what Jiu Jitsu Education will be delivering to you. Each week here at Jiu Jitsu Education video will be posted on Jiu Jitsu technique. So say for instance you want to learn how to do an armbar. One week will be dedicated to finding you videos that will teach you how to effectively do an armbar, how to set one up and how to counter an armbar if you are caught in one. That is just a small example of what the site will offer. If you already train Jiu Jitsu and just want to watch video so you can go to class and work on new techniques or if you just want to learn at home how to effectively use Jiu Jitsu then this is the place to look. There will also be opportunity to tell me what technique you would like to see for the week. Best of all if you want to send in your own training videos I would more than welcome them.
See ya on the mat,