ejk105 wrote:I just started training jui jitsui, and coming in with basic wrestling skills, I was a fish out of water. I got the shit cranked out of my neck and was mounted a few times even though I knew I was more powerul. Any tips for motivation out there for a beginner like myself, perhaps to help me keep going?
No_Gi wrote:Everything that easy core said was right on.
I would like to add. Drill a lot. It's better to be good at 3 moves than it is to be mediocre at 15 moves.
Also, stay relaxed.
Be sure to learn how to shrimp. It is essential at all levels of the game.
Here are some good beginner tips.
When you are in your opponents guard:
1. Always stay postured up. Head up, back straight, but don't lean back
2. Keep your elbows in
3. Keep both arms inside the guard or both out. Never one in and one out.
When your opponent is in your guard:
1. Keep his posture broken. Do this by pulling his head down. You can try doing a reverse crunch by pulling him into you with your knees.
2. Try to isolate an arm.
3. Work in sequences. A good beginner sequence for guard is the Hip Sweep, Kimura, Guilletine( my spelling sux) sequence.
When an opponent has your back:
1. Defend your neck before you worry about his hooks.
2. Try to get your head and shoulder onto the mat on the side that his choking arm is not. If he has an over under grip, he is going to choke with the arm that has the over grip. So go to the opposite side. Touch your head and shoulder to the mat and try to turn into him.
When your opponent has you side mounted:
1. Keep your elbows and arms in and protect your neck.
2. Shrimp. Slightly lift your hips off the ground using the foot furthest from your opponent. Shoot your hips back away from your opponent while connecting your knee to your elbow ( the knee and elbow closest to your opponent) Don't let him get his knee in your hip.
3. If he you can't shrimp because he is too tight, create space to shrimp by bridging up by putting your feet close to your butt and pushing off them while shooting your hips up into your opponent.
4. Do not let him get head and arm control. When your opponent starts to get side mount, shrimp and block his bicep with your hand to keep your opponent from putting it under your head.
5. The goal of shrimping is to escape and get your opponent back into your guard.
When your opponent has you mounted:
1. Keep your arms in and protect your neck.
2. There are a lot of escapes and I'm sure that they will teach you some at your school. So just remember. Bridge a lot. Your opponent can not attack you when you are bridging.
I'm a beginner too. These things have helped me a lot. Good luck
jitzkrieg wrote:My head instructor said something pretty profound to the class last week. He said "If you want to get better faster, you need to be a student OUTSIDE the gym as well
LiamHillen wrote:jitzkrieg wrote:My head instructor said something pretty profound to the class last week. He said "If you want to get better faster, you need to be a student OUTSIDE the gym as well
jitzkrieg wrote:LiamHillen wrote:jitzkrieg wrote:My head instructor said something pretty profound to the class last week. He said "If you want to get better faster, you need to be a student OUTSIDE the gym as well
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