The 6am Jiu-Jitsu class starts a little slow at Crossroads BJJ, but just to give all of our students a chance to warm up and train safely. Once everybody got there blood moving we started getting into some martial arts techniques.
This morning we covered 3 techniques starting from the knee on Belly position. If the bottom Jiu-Jitsu player does not know the proper technique to escape we set up a position we call the hug which is an excellent control position from side control that makes escaping extremely difficult. So naturally the next position we worked was the proper way to escape knee on Belly. This includes the correct direction to move and the correct position to keep your arms. In Jiu-Jitsu details matter and a small mistake can lead to you being submitted.
From the knee on Belly we improved our position to the half guard. From the half guard the bottom Jiu-Jitsu player began further improving his position by moving under the top bjj players hips. This allows a smaller person to use mechanical advantage to off balance a larger stronger opponent and reverse them to get on top. Jiu-Jitsu is all about improving your position to prevent your opponent from causing you harm while you are able to control the situation making it a very powerful tool to defend yourself against somebody bigger and stronger than you.