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CT-BJJ: Noon-Jitsu

Our Tuesday Noon Jiu-Jitsu class is growing! In just a few months the Crossroads BJJ noon program already has 10 Jiu-Jitsu students on the Mat training hard to improve thier skills! Today’s class focused on setting up the spider guard and then working to sweep or submit! 

The spider guard is a great position where you can  use the length of your legs to create off balance. Creating off balance is not only a great way to set up sweeps but also a very effective way to create reactions which lead to submissions. In this class after warming up with our movement drills we discussed moving from closed guard to the spider guard and then transitioning to the kite sweep. The kite sweep is a great sweep to help bjj students understand which direction they should be applying pressure to sweep as well as what ques they should be looking for.

The last technique of the class was a triangle choke whichwe set up as the top Jiu-Jitsu player defended our initial attack, the kite sweep. If the top player adjusts his base correctly it will be impossible to sweep him or her, but this defense opens them up for a variety of other Jiu-Jitsu techniques. This concept of action reaction is what makes Jiu-Jitsu such an effective martial art, instead of trying use strength to force the technique we simply switch and attack the easiest possible move.  

If you are interested in learning Jiu-Jitsu and live in the Groton / New London area come by Crossroads BJJ located in the Waterford Fitness Center on Cross Rd only minutes off I-95 in Waterford, CT. Crossroads BJJ offers classes in both GI and No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu for ages 6 and up! Come by and start learning the skills that will last a life time. 


Dustin Rhodes