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What is the best way to improve your BJJ game? Is it perfecting drills? Learning the latest technique? How about sparring?
If you walk into any new mixed martial arts gym, which seem to be popping up everywhere these days, you will see some similarities in training styles, conditioning equipment and exercises...
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.
The feeling is all too familiar. You can feel the blood and lactic acid filling your forearms and it becomes increasingly difficult to hold on to your opponent’s lapel...
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...