Jiu-jitsu Fundamentals: Escape and Sweep
Saturday afternoon is the perfect time for escaping knee-on-belly and once you start training Jiu-Jitsu you’ll realize that it’s never a bad time to escape knee-on-Belly. The knee-on-belly position in bjj is very dynamic allowing the bjj player in the top position an amazing amount of mobility but also the ability to generate an incredible amount of pressure. This Saturday we started our Fundamentals of BJJ class understanding the difference between escaping side control and the knee on belly position, often times new students will attempt the same type of escape from these two positions because in both cases the top player is to the side of us, however because the top player has more mobility and different points of pressure we must change the escape we use. In this Jiu-Jitsu class we discussed an escape that allowed you to trap your training partners leg and put yourself in the half guard position.
Once in the half guard we drilled 2 techniques that work very well together based on where the top player is putting there weight. If they are leaning towards us we roll them over the top and if they are leaning away from us then we come up to our knees and get to the top of the Turtle position which we covered earlier in the week.
If your interested in learning more about learning brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Martial Arts come down and try a class, Crossroads BJJ’s head Instructor Dustin has spent the last 11 years teaching Jiu-Jitsu and has developed a safe fun and effective way to teach people with no grappling experience in a way that allows them to excel. At Crossroads our beginners classes help teach Martial Arts to people of all ages and all walks of life. Every class you can find 50 year old men and women sharing the mat with high school and college students, and all of them having fun!