Jiu Jitsu – Even allows a smaller person to defend himself against a bigger person

Jiu Jitsu is a grappling based defence system. Although jiu jitsu focuses primarily on grappling more specifically on ground fighting, it is a self defence system which includes striking techniques, throws and stand up techniques. Jiu jitsu  as a sport and not as a martial art, striking techniques are not allowed. The main goal is as mentioned above to control and overcome the greater size.

Jiu Jitsu gives you the control of the ground

No kicks, no punches but amazing grappling techniques

Firstly, you have to know that daily jiu jitsu classes do not feature kicks and punches. The main focus will be always on grappling. In training the focus will be on safe grappling of course, because obviously you don’t want to hurt somebody or yourself.

Choose a Jiu Jitsu partner and begin to wrestle

You’ll start the class by warming up. There won’t be any static stretches like in various other martial arts. The main focus after that will be on strength and building endurance. Students will “wrestle” with other students of their own level (weight, height).
Have one major thing in mind. It can take up to ten years to get the black belt. The main focus will be on defence and not on strikes!

Jiu Jitsu Form

With these Jiu Jitsu Techniques you´ll even get a Grizzly Bear on the Ground

Jiu Jitsu Techniques

You will see several techniques and positions including finishing techniques, counters, escapes and takedown techniques.

Jiu Jitsu Positions

 

  1. The Mount
  2. The Guard
  3. The Side Mount
  4. North-South
  5. Scarf Hold

Jiu Jitsu Transitions

 

  1. Standing Up In Base
  2. Side Mount To Mounts
  3. Scissor Sweep
  4. Push Sweep
  5. Double Ankle Grab Sweep

Jiu Jitsu Escapes

 

  1. Upward Lift Escape
  2. Guard Escapes
  3. Passing The Guard
  4. Head Lock Escapes

 

Jiu Jitsu Arm Locks

 

  1. Americana From Side Mount
  2. Kimura From The Guard
  3. Shoulder Lock From Side Mount
  4. Arm Bar From The Mount

Jiu Jitsu Chokes

 

  1. Baseball Choke
  2. Double Lapel Choke
  3. Double Lapel Jersey Choke
  4. Murder/Nightmare Choke
  5. Bread Cutter Choke

 

Jiu Jitsu Leg Locks

 

  1. Achilles Ankle Lock
  2. Heel Hook
  3. Knee Bar
  4. Leg Lock From Half Guard

Jiu Jitsu Belts on your Way to become a Master

  • The first belt in Jiu Jitsu will be the white one.

    Focus will be on escapes and defensive positions. The time varies because there is not a specific time how long it will take to upgrade to the next level, because of the different body structures.

  • The second one will be the blue one.

    Students will learn a large number of techniques including using the moves learned before more efficiently.

  • The purple one is often compared to black belts in other martial arts.

    Practitioners will have a lot of knowledge and are allowed to instruct starters in jiu jitsu.

  • The brown belt is the highest ranking coloured belt.

    It will at least take 5 years to achieve that level. It is thought for refining all the techniques.

  • The highest expert belt is the black one.

    Only with thousands of hours of experience you will be able to achieve it.

  • The black and red printed belt will be the coral one.

    They have the title of the master itself.

  • The grandmasters have the red belt.

    Not forget to mention that most of the grandmasters out there are at least above 60 years old.

Jiu Jitsu Tips that are maybe helpful for you

  • Hypertrophy muscles and joint strength are important to avoid jiu-jitsu related injuries! That means you need a certain level of strength and fitness to get the most out of jiu jitsu. So don’t rush anything. Find yourself a at least good black belt trainer and start your long but good journey there!