NTU Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school club in Singapore.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Recap on First Practice on 15th September

Hello everyone! Great seeing all of you at the practice! Hope you guys can check the blog regularly to recap what you have learned at the practice every week.

Skills learned:

1) Knee-on-stomach.

This skill requires you to pin down your opponent while he/she is still on the ground. It is a dominant ground grappling position where the top combatant places a knee on the bottom combatants torso, and usually extends the other leg to the side for balance. This position is typically obtained from side control, simply by rising up slightly and putting a knee on the opponent's stomach or chest.Tip to remember: Keep close to the ground.
More on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knee-on-stomach

2) Mounting.

Do not let your opponent get away!

The mount, or mounted position, is a dominant ground grappling position, where one combatant sits on the other combatants torso with the face pointing towards the opponent's head. This is very favourable for the top combatant in several ways. The top combatant can generate considerable momentum for strikes such as punches or elbows to the head of the opponent, while the bottom combatant is restricted by the ground and by the combatant on top. Another advantage are various chokeholds and joint locks which can be applied from the top, while such holds are not feasible from the bottom. The top priority for the bottom combatant is to sweep the opponent or transition into a better position such as the guard.
(exerpt from wiki)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_%28grappling%29

3) Bridge. (also called the upa escape; escaping by thrusting the hips upwards and to the side)

The bridge is a grappling move performed from a supine position, lying down face-up. It involves lifting the pelvis off the ground so that the body weight is supported on the shoulders (or head) at one end and on the feet at the other. This move is used in wrestling and other grappling and groundfighting sports, often combined with a twisting motion, to dislodge or flip an opponent who has established a position on top. The bridge is also a common exercise position.

In Brazilian jiu-jitsu, this move is referred to as an upa, and is commonly used in attempting to dislodge an opponent in mounted position.

4) Armbar.

An armbar (sometimes called a straight armbar) is a joint lock that hyperextends the elbow joint. It is typically applied by placing the opponent's extended arm at the elbow over a fulcrum such as an arm, leg or hip, and controlling the opponent's body while leveraging the arm over the fulcrum. It is used in various grappling martial arts, including Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Catch wrestling, Judo, Jujutsu and is one of the most common ways to win a match in mixed martial arts competition[1]. The technique has several variations, with the best known and most effective in competition being the juji-gatame. The juji-gatame is so common, that "armbar" is often used synonymously with juji-gatame.

Further readings at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armlock

So that's all for now! Glad to see some passionate ones staying back after the practice to grapple. Burn on! Till next week =)