Here is my first of (hopefully) many BJJ instructional videos that I will be uploading on this blog. Knowing that I am still a noob white belt, I will be featuring mostly my head instructor, Alliance Jiu Jitsu second degree black belt Prof. Deddy Wigraha, to demonstrate and explain the technique.
BJJ is based on the idea that most street fights will go to the ground and therefore, it is very important to know how to defend ourselves there. Being flat on the back is very uncomfortable for most people but not for those who practice and understand BJJ. Instead, BJJ practitioners know how to fight of their backs and submit/defeat their opponent from the bottom using their guards and submissions.
In this first video, Prof. Deddy will demonstrate and explain how to do an arm breaking submission known as the armbar from the closed guard:
Due to the fact that this is only a demonstration, there is no resistance from my part to show how the technique works. However, this very basic move has been proven time and time again to be highly effective in real fight scenarios, from sanctioned MMA matches to street fights.
If you want to learn more details on this submission and how to practice it against a resisting opponent, you should join a BJJ school in your area and begin your training. Do not try this move at home if you are untrained.
Prof. Deddy is based in Jakarta, Indonesia, and I train with him at Arena Jiu Jitsu in the Fit By Beat gym at the Setiabudi One building in Rasuna Said, central Jakarta. Feel free to train with us or have for a free trial if you are in town. Classes are available every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7.30 PM.
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