12 Essential Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques You Can Master At Home

Monday, Mar 29, 2021, 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.
10.Over-Under Guard Pass

Over-Under guard pass is another guard-passing technique that is heavily used by Jiu Jitsu professional players to defeat their opponents. Former world champion and one of the most talented Jiu Jitsu players of modern times, Bernardo Faria, have used this over-under guard pass technique to win numerous championships. Check the following video for clear instructions on how to learn and practice over-under guard pass. In this technique, you use your body weight to create pressure on the opponent, ultimately forcing him to submit.

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

11.Hip Bump Sweep

Hip bump sweep is a classic guard-passing move that is easy to learn.  This technique is popular in other combat sports like Judo and MMA as well. Hip bump sweep has many variations, but the basic technique remains the same, which is sweeping your opponent sideways to escape the guard. The following video teaches you how to practice hip bump sweep at home. As we said earlier, it is a basic defense technique, and anyone who thinks they are at the risk of getting involved in a brawl must learn it.

Hip Bump Sweep-12 Essential Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Techniques You Can Master At Home

12.Guillotine Choke

Guillotine choke is yet another standard chokehold technique that is similar to rear naked choke but applied from in front of the opponent. Also known as Mae Hadaka Jime or front naked choke, guillotine choke is very common move seen in many types of martial arts including BJJ. This move is a combination of lock and hold techniques. As explained in the video, you need to hold your opponent firmly using closed guard technique and apply pressure on the neck to force the opponent to give up. In this technique, one can encircle an opponent's neck in a way that it constricts either airflow to the lungs or blood to the brain.

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