12 Essential Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques You Can Master At Home

Friday, May 8, 2020, 12:53 pm
By:James Fraser


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ is the second most popular grappling sport in the world after Judo. It focuses more on defense, and it is an ideal combat technique for someone who is short and slightly built. Both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo have their roots to traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, which is a crude martial art that has highly dangerous moves. BJJ's founder, Mitsuyo Maeda, removed such perilous techniques, refined original Jiu-Jitsu, and transformed it into a kind of combat sport. Hey, do you want to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at home? Check these 12 basic BJJ moves then! Take care of yourself and be aware of surroundings while practicing. Since BJJ is all about ground battling, you may need a friend to practice these moves.
7.Americana Lock

Americana lock, also known as, bent armlock or key lock is submission move where an attacker exerts enormous pressure on the elbow by twisting it in an L shape. This painful technique forces the opponent to give up the match, without which they may face dire consequences including fracture. In one of the UFC matchups, Ronda Rousey broke her opponent's arm while grappling her with Americana lock. For clear instructions, watch the following video on YouTube.com. The Americana lock is a dangerous BJJ technique, so one need to be very cautious while practicing.


Americana Lock-12 Essential Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques You Can Master At Home

8.Rear Naked Choke

Rear naked choke is a very common move that can be seen in many martial arts and combat sports. Many of the WWE and UFC superstars use this move to force their opponents to submit. Though this technique is hard to master, it is very easy to learn. Whether or not you are interested in Jiu Jitsu, learning a simple fighting move like this protects your life from assailants in the case of an unfortunate attack. As far as the technique goes, you just need to lock your opponent by crossing your legs firmly across their abdomen as seen in the picture and lock their neck with appropriate pressure using your elbows. Take great care while practicing as rear naked choke can be fatal at times.


Rear Naked Choke-12 Essential Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques You Can Master At Home

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9.Bullfighter Guard Pass

Also known as Toreando pass, bullfighter guard pass is a technique used by Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and many other grappling arts players to escape the guard. A guard in BJJ is the name given to the ground position, and the player who is on top takes the mount position. Guard passing is a procedure in which the person on the top exerts more pressure on the opponent to be in a dominant position. To achieve that, they need to try some guard passing techniques, and bullfighter guard pass is one of the popular ones. In this move, an attacker tries to control his opponent by grabbing his legs or feet and twisting him sideways. Watch the bullfighter guard pass instructions video for better understanding.


Bullfighter Guard Pass-12 Essential Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques You Can Master At Home

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