BJJ Basics

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Podgorny, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Podgorny

    Podgorny Green Belt

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    We hear all the time, "If you neglect the fundamentals/basics, your game will have massive holes." Just as the title implies. every instructor has his or her own ciriculum, however I want to discuss your opinions on what the raw, bare basics of jiu jitsu really are. What techniques do you guys (or girls) think is the absolute essential basics of this fine art? The techniques which every player MUST continue to practice and perfect in order to maintain a solid game. Whether it be passes, transitions, set-up's, sweeps, submissions, guards, etc. Everybody has their own opinion, however I expect most of you have very similar beleifs. Discuss.
     
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    Respeezy Purple Belt

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    When i think about it , i'd say you'd have the basics down , when you know at least one submission / escape / sweep from every position.

    When there wont be a moment when you don't know what to do.
     
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    keynote Purple Belt

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    Upa, and hip escape.
     
  4. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

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    The concept of shrimping and the technical stand up, which is nothing more than really big "shrimp" if you think about it.

    It's everywhere.
     
  5. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    I do not think they are any!

    Everyone has their own game and it keeps evolving as well.

    I am really into my transition from DRL to sit up guard at the moment.

    7 years ago, I was really into scissor sweep.

    I think it is important to understand and use leverage in any or every techniques you use.
     
  6. newdiamonds

    newdiamonds White Belt

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    shrimping
    upa
    Elbow escape

    There's a lot more but these come to mind first
     
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    Sloth Brown Belt

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    Posture, base, balance and how those things apply to leverage. The techniques are all just expressions of this as determined by whatever philosophy of grappling one has.
     
  8. method115

    method115 Titanium Belt

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    This is what I think of when people say basics.
     
  9. Fedorzilla

    Fedorzilla Brown Belt

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    I started a thread about this a while ago... not a ton of luck
    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f12/basics-1275919/

    I would like to add "pressure"... it's one of the main things I've been focusing on lately. Especially passing guard. You must ALWAYS have some form of pressure. You can get it from your shin, the hand, knee, foot, shoulder, whatever, but except in split second moments where you pull back for a bullfighter pass or something there should be constant pressure. It's really a feel thing, though.
     

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