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    Journal — fitness

    Kettle Bell Jiu-Jitsu: Mimicking The Standing Guard Open

    Kettle Bell Jiu-Jitsu: Mimicking The Standing Guard Open

    The standing guard open is probably one of the most efficient guard opening techniques in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The likelihood of success when using this technique is improved when you are able to lift your opponent on to your bent knees. The following exercise allows you to mimic that lift continuously so that your legs and back are conditioned for the technique. The lift should be explosive and bumping your hip forward is vital for the lift. Keep your arms loose and only explode using the hips – you are not using a lot of upper body pulling.

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    To Bend Or Not To Bend?

    To Bend Or Not To Bend?

    Jest all you may over the title, but the practice of yoga in conjunction with Brazilian jiu-jitsu has given many competitors, teachers and students more than a little leverage in their submissions and getting out of them...

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