style of jiu jitsu fights
Brazilian jiu-jitsu emphasizes taking an opponent to the ground to neutralize the advantages of a bigger and stronger opponent through the use of ground fighting and submission techniques involving joint blocks and stranglers. On the ground, physical strength can be compensated or improved by appropriate grappling techniques.
BJJ employs a wide range of demolition techniques to take an opponent to the ground, such as “pull the guard”, for example, that is not used in other combat sports such as judo or wrestling. Once the opponent is on the ground, a series of maneuvers (and counter-maneuvers) are available to manipulate the opponent into a proper position for the application of a submission technique. Achieving a dominant position on the ground is one of the hallmarks of BJJ, which includes the effective use of the guard position to defend against the background (using both presentations and sweeps, with sweeps leading to the possibility of a dominant position or the opportunity to pass the position). protective), and passing the protector to dominate from the top position with lateral control positions, mounting and rear mounting. This system of maneuver and manipulation can be compared to a form of physical or kinetic chess when it is executed by two experienced practitioners. A suspension of submission in BJJ is often equated with the equivalent of “checkmate”, where the opponent has no choice but to touch or injure or choke.
‘The classic jujutsu of old Japan did not seem to have a common strategy to guide a fighter in the course of a fight. In fact, this was one of Kano’s most fundamental and perceptive critiques of the classical program. Maeda not only taught the art of judo to Carlos Gracie, but also taught a particular philosophy about the nature of the combat developed by Kano, and refined by Maeda based on his world travels competing against skilled fighters in a wide variety of martial arts.
The book details Maeda’s theory as arguing that physical combat could be divided into different phases, such as the attack phase, the attack phase, the ground phase, etc. Therefore, the task of an intelligent fighter was to keep the fight located in the phase. Combat best adapted to their own strengths. Renzo Gracie declared that this was a fundamental influence of Gracie’s approach to combat. These strategies were developed over time by Gracies and others and became prominent in contemporary MMA.