There are so many martial arts in around the world, some of them are original and some of them are reform from other martial arts. Here I will give you the information about one of the famous martial art in the world called Brazilian Jui-jitsu. Not just that, I also give you the information about takedowns especially for BJJ takedowns.
The Origins of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu : A Short Story
Brazilian Jui-Jitsu is a martial art, a combat sport, and also a self defense system that always focuses on grappling and ground fighting. This martial art was founded from early 20th century for Kodokan Judo ground fighting (Ne-Waza) fundamentals which were taught to Carlos Gracie by master Mitsuyo Maeda. Carlos has a brother named Helio and he taught him. Years later Helio understand all the knowledge of Judo but he still felt difficult to practice it because it’s need a lot of power and his body was too small. Finally, Helio tried to adapt his knowledge about Judo to his ability. He made new techniques from that and finally it calls Brazilian Jui-Jitsu.
Brazillian Jui-Jitsu shows the idea that a smaller, weaker person can defend and against a bigger, stronger assailant by using special and right technique, taking the fight to the ground to defeat the other person. This martial art is a good method of self defense, and has been recommended for women. The techniques shows the woman thrown to the ground. And it can be also called as the techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This particularly is really benefit in helping women to fight from this position. Moreover, it thought us to defend our self without taking a lot of size or strength of the body. However, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu also gives benefits to health.
Training Kids in BJJ : Core Techniques
Takedown is the mark of all grappling sports such as Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Sambo etc). They all used on taking the fight to the ground, here I will show you the list of BJJ takedowns and the explanations. Check this out:
– DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN.
It is probably the first takedown most of us learn. Any grappler should learn to practice this double leg takedown. Double leg takedown is one of the most used takedowns, it’s so useful in MMA and widely used in grappling technique as well. The double leg is a takedown that requires good physical aspect (or a really good setup) in order to shoot as fast as possible under the opponent and take your enemy down with any variation of the double leg you choose to. It’s ussualy a favorite technique to the wrestler.
– SINGLE LEG TAKEDOWN.
It’s very common technique as well. We can see in wrestling, jiu jitsu and sambo, this technique involves only wrapping one of the opponent’s leg and then due process with the many variations. It’s a very useful takedown for self defend. This crucial thing to note is that the strength of the legs can be followed by single legs or both of the legs depending on the media and situation. Another main difference between the single leg and the double leg technique is that your head stays on the inside when going for the takedown.
– THE ARM DRAG.
This technique itself is merely a tool to take the back and a tool which can be anticipated and defended easier than other. However, when the arm drag is chained with another technique like inside trip, single legs, and etc it becomes a great powerful tool to take opponents down.
– UCHI MATA.
This technique is a trademark move of Judo. When you use uchi mata, you make the opponent lose the balance and use your leg to lift your enemy’s base and pull him down with your arm as well. This technique can be used very well to defend single leg attacks.
– HIP THROWS.
This technique concern using the thrower’s hip as a pivot point, by forming the hip in a lower position, so the opponent’s can be the center of the gravity. In hip throws there are several types such as O Goshi, which is often taught first to newbie.
Trips includes a big amount of techniques such as , Kosoto Gari, deashibarai, and etc. Trips technique relies on catching the opponent unbalanced and sweeping your enemy’s foot and taking him down to the ground.
– ANKLE PICKS.
It can be used with a lap clutches or head grip. This is a method that doesn’t require the commitment as would other take downs do, making it low risks. To do this, you just off balance the opponent and pick up the ankle and proceed to taking him down.
In this technique, the fighter pulls the opponent’s elbow forward and away from body, takes his own head lower. Well the opponent’s arm in an exertion to move behind or go under the duck; and now from this position, the opponent can be taken down by lifting and throwing.
– The fireman’s carry
This is a takedown technique that resembles a common method of carrying a victim by the firefighters. You as attacker enforced on the right side of the opponent’s body. Whenever the attacker catches the left hand force the opponent’s right elbow forward your head to go under the opponent’s right arm. Use your right hand to grab the inside of the opponent’s right limb and lifts, while you as attacker move and drives to his left, bringing the opponent down to the ground.
– A SINGLE UNDERHOOK
This technique involves putting an arm under the enemy’s arm, and holding the back of the enemy’s middle or upper body, while a double under-hook come to do this with both of arms. Underhooks can be used as the basis for a takedown because under-hooks give the potential for control of the enemy’s upper body.
That’s all for the BJJ takedowns technique. These techniques are a very important part of grappling or ground fight. I hope that you got a lot of information here and after read this article you will learn to practice it for the best result. Thanks for reading.