- Fireman's Carry (Using GI lapel)
- Fireman's Carry (Using wrist control, no GI version)
- Defense against armbar from the guard (Stack defense)
The Official blog of 2nd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt James Foster. Sharing his thoughts on training, technique, and all things related to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Coach Foster is the owner and head instructor of Foster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, instructing both adults and children from across the Seattle metropolitan area.
First and foremost, Happy Holidays to you and yours!
This week we're going to be delving into an area which is often overlooked by Jiu-Jitsu instructors and students alike, that area is the art of the Takedown. So, without further delay here's the plan:
Judo Stance and Gripping
Basic Judo Throw
Defending the Throw
Wrestling Stance and Tie Ups
Basic Double Leg Takedown
Defending the Double Leg
Our main focus this week is on escaping the mount position. When your opponent has you trapped in the mount position the first step towards escaping is to relax and maintain your breathing. It's also very important to keep your elbows in close to your ribcage and your hands in a position where you can protect your neck. Also, we need to make sure to always keep at least one of our feet on the floor, ideally both feet are used for optimal bridging to off balance our opponent. I've listed the techniques we will be focusing on below:
You'll notice that this week I have not included any descriptions with the techniques listed. The reason for this change is because I feel that it is important for you to document these techniques in your own words. This can easily be accomplished by keeping a journal, either in a notebook or by starting your own online blog. I would encourage you to start your own blog and make sure that you send me the link so I can read about your progress!
Hopefully these descriptions will make sense after you've practiced these in class!