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BJJ Back Control

At Crossroads BJJ CT we are always working in developing a strong foundation for your long term growth in Jiu-Jitsu, this means developing the most basic techniques to a very high level. In last night class our primary focus was on maintaining Back Control. Back control is one of Jiu-Jitsu’s strongest position. The back control position allows the bjj practitioner to  attack his opponent with a number of submissions but more importantly it allows him to be in a position where there is almost no risk of being hit or submitted. So the longer you can maintain/hold this position the longer you can protect yourself and the more time you will have to submit your bjj training partner. In bjj we refer to this approach as position before submission.

Class started from the feet using an arm drag get behind our opponent, from here we used our weight to drag our Jiu-Jitsu training partner to the ground before we put both hooks in and secured the position. Once we had back control we spend a majority of the class developing the arms and legs skill required to  maintain the position. Once everybody in class had a firm grasp on how to maintain the position we finished the class by going over the rear naked choke (RNC). The RNC is the most powerful way to finish a fight and is what bjj became known for back in the early days of the UFC. It is s safe and highly effective way to end a self defense situation and is something every Jiu-Jitsu practitioner should be proficient at.

If your interest in learning more about bjj in ct then stop waiting and start doing! We have classes 7 days a week with classes designed for students with 0 days experience to classes for those who have been training for what seems like forever. At Crossroads we will take you from somebody who had never grappled to a high level practitioner and make sure you have fun in each and every class. Don’t wait, start living the life you want today!


Crossroads BJJ Head Instructor

BJJ Black Belt/ Judo Brown Belt

Waterford, CT

New London County