Positions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Positions

There are many elements that, especially at the beginning, are very difficult to see and understand in BJJ. In the first months of training, beginners often make mistakes that must be learned to avoid in order to continue evolving as fighters.

Maintaining a firm structure, especially in the upper part of the body, is a fundamental concept when fighting. In positions such as close guard or early in the fight, when the two opponents are standing, maintaining a correct posture is vitally important. The most common mistake is to tend to hunch the body forward, especially due to a lack of cardio.

  • The Mount
  • The Guard
  • The Side Mount
  • North-South
  • Scarf Hold
  • The Back Mount
  • Knee On Chest/Stomach

Recommendations

  • Try to keep your head on the same straight line that goes from your shoulders to your hips.
  • Not moving the hips makes us vulnerable to attacks and complicates the recovery of the guard.
  • Using too much force is one of the most common mistakes in beginners and unfortunately even in advanced ones.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Requirements

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Peter A Soto is a Black Belt with more than 20 years of experience, athlete, teacher and webmaster. Based in the city of San Diego, California.

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