July 19 2017
Tonight during our Team Training class at Crossroads BJJ in New London, CT we continued to refine our Jiu-Jitsu techniques from the knee shield position. Our focus was moving under our training partner so we could create the leverage and momentum required to successfully and efficiently transition to the an improved position.
During BJJ class we drilled 5 techniques that allowed us to either sweep our training partner and move from being under our training partner to being on top of them or moving behind them. In both situations we are always looking to move to a better position, which is something that is always true in Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ.
In addition to learning several ways to improve our position we were also focused on moving to one position that gave up several options to attack. In this particular Jiu-Jitsu position by moving under our opponent we provide ourselves 4 options of attack depending on how the top player attempts to maintain the top position. Because there are a set number of ways for the person in top position to maintain their position we can begin to anticipate their reactionsand switch the BJJ technique we are attempting to the one that takes advantage of the way they are attempting to hold us down. Grappling with this philosophy allows you to force your training partner to react to you and if they are reacting to you, you will always come out on top.