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#10 - Leg Locks: Part 1
Attacking the legs was once an area of Jiu Jitsu that was looked down upon by many practitioners. After years of evolution, leg locks are now a crucial part of modern day Jiu Jitsu. Why did this style of attack ever have a negative connotation and what changed peoples' perception?
#9 - Butterfly Guard
Butterfly guard created a new way to sweep an opponent. While many guards utilized a pivot point and moving the opponent over it, butterfly guard asked the question, "What if I become the pivot point?" In this episode the history and function of this crucial guard are examined.
#8 - Escape Artist
Everyone has felt trapped by an opponent. What do you do when there's no easy way out? This episode we discuss how to bring out your inner ninja and escape from dangerous positions.
#7 - BJJ Giants: Ricardo De La Riva
Competing at a high level, developing elite students, and creating a fundamental guard, Ricardo De La Riva stands tall in the Jiu Jitsu world. He is the perfect example of creativity and technique coming together to control larger, more aggressive opponents.
#6 - Control
In order to execute your game plan in a roll, you must be able to control your opponent. This can be done through grips, distance management, angles, and many other mechanisms. In this episode we discuss the key elements to manipulating your opponent.
#5 - Closed Guard
For self defense and competition, closed guard is a crucial part of the art. Closed guard allows us to control the opponent while we are on our backs. From this position there are many attacks and sweeps that can be utilized. In this episode we talk about how to use closed guard effectively.
#4 - Chokes
Anybody off the street knows what a choke is, but not everyone knows how to perform one properly. This week we discuss what happens to the body when a choke is applied, as well as what not to do when executing this submission.
#3 - BJJ Giants: Carlos Gracie
Without Carlos Gracie, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu would not be the martial art we know today. He had an incredible impact on the way the art developed and in this epsiode we learn more about the man who helped start it all.
#2 - Joint Locks
From shoulders to heels, we discuss submissions that utilize manipulating the joints. Touching on the mechanics of specific locks, learning about their history, and understanding trends in jiu jitsu, this episode’s conversation goes all over the board.
Learn about the people behind Just Jiu Jitsu and why you should (or shouldn't) care about what they have to say. Host, Kroyler Gracie, talks about his background and how his approach to the art has evolved over the years.