One of the things I love most about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is the simplicity of the moves when looking at them from the outside but the layers of detail when you are applying them. The more you repeat a move, the more you learn from it.
You can be doing a move for years and then someone defends differently than you are used to, a student asks the right question or you suddenly “feel” something you never did before. As an Instructor, this happens to me all the time. I am constantly review and refining my movements. Each student reacts slightly different and each has their own understanding of the move which leads to many variations… to me this is the excitement of Jiu Jitsu, never ending levels of details.
Now for the beginner this can be very overwhelming, but the great thing is the simplicity of BJJ. If you gather a base understanding of the concepts of Jiu Jitsu you will absolutely be able to apply these movements to an untrained attacker. The move below has a few little tricks to help with the mobility of the movement, but the overall technique is very simple and effective for Self Defence.
If you like the idea of this move, be sure to stay tuned as there will be others in this series. IF there is a question about this move, please comment or make a request for a situation you are curious about.
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