Written by Stephanie MacDonald (Teacher/White Belt) The endorsement of ‘rough play’ is not something one would normally hear a teacher promote, but there are so many benefits that encourage the development of students and aid in their academic success. Fitness/Health As we know already, kids who are more active are less likely to struggle with […]
ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) The Club and the competition ADCC World Submission Fighting Championships were the idea and creation of a UAE national Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the son of then U.A.E. leader Sheik Zayed. who at the time was completing his advanced studies in USA. In 1993 after watching the first […]
Coach Josh O’Sullivan takes us through the armbar technique. The main points to take from this video are: -First cast your hips up so your legs don’t fall short behind your opponents neck -Swing and extend your legs -Place your legs up behind the back of your opponents neck -Kick forward with the legs to […]
The biggest mistake people make in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu shoulder throws is they try and use strength to lift the arm up and over the head and throw somebody over. Instead of lifting the arm up, punch the arm across and lift the person over your shoulder to throw.
Getting Over Intimidation Of BJJ So you’re interested in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. You may have even signed up for a class, got yourself a uniform, or maybe you’ve even done a few classes and now you’re struggling to convince yourself to go to class, or make the inquiry. ‘I want to get fit before I […]
Sports like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are incredible physically demanding. The body takes an increased amount of stress during a class, and during active rolling there is a large increase in the amount of movement and strain on the muscles. Stretching is an exercise that is always encouraged, but how many people practice active stretching regularly. […]