Our Noon Jiu-Jitsu class at Crossroads bjj takes a particular theme and trains it until you know the Jiu-Jitsu technique and all of the techniques surrounding it. This training philosophy allows you to immerse yourself in series of moves so that you can create a “game” and once you have somebody in your game you will always have the advantage.
In this bjj class in ct we focused on our foot sweeps, a stand up martial arts technique borrowed from judo. Our goal at Crossroads BJJ is create well rounded grapplers who are skilled at both stand up and on the ground. A foot sweep is an easy way to get to the ground in a Jiu-Jitsu match or in a self defense situation and is a very low risk technique. Drilling footsweeps is also a great way to develop good balance which is an essential attribute to being good at any martial art.
On the ground we continued to develop and drill entries into the over under-pass. Every Jiu-Jitsu student has techniques that they prefer, and it is important have entries into those bjj techniques as possible. In this Jiu-Jitsu class we worked into the over-under pass by forcing half-guard. The idea behind forcing half guard is that we can begin to incrementally improve our position while maintaining a tight connection. In Jiu-Jitsu managing the distance is essential so if when we are in the top position we can reduce the amount of space the person on the bottom has to work we can improve our chances of passing the guard successfully.