Week 8: Mastering the Basics with Tenacity

Welcome back, warriors! As we step onto the mats for another week of training, we’re diving deep into fundamental techniques that form the backbone of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This week’s curriculum focuses on refining our skills in clinch and holds, perfecting foot throws, and mastering the side mount position. Let’s explore how these fundamental techniques contribute to our growth and progress on the mat.

Clinch & Holds: Our journey begins with the clinch, a fundamental aspect of Jiu-Jitsu that allows us to control our opponent’s movements and set up various attacks. By mastering the clinch and understanding different holds, we gain the ability to dictate the pace of the match and create opportunities to advance our position or secure a submission.

Foot Throws: Next up, we shift our focus to foot throws, a dynamic technique that involves using our opponent’s momentum against them to execute a powerful takedown. By honing our foot throw techniques, we enhance our ability to take control of the fight and transition into advantageous positions on the ground.

Side Mount: Lastly, we delve into the intricacies of the side mount position, a dominant control position that offers numerous opportunities for attacks and submissions. From here, we can apply pressure, maintain control, and set the stage for a successful transition to more advanced positions or submission holds.

As we navigate through this week’s curriculum, let’s keep our minds focused and our determination unwavering. Remember, success in Jiu-Jitsu is not just about physical prowess but also about mental fortitude and resilience. That’s why our word of the week is “non-quitting.” In the face of challenges and setbacks, let’s embody the spirit of perseverance and never give up on our goals.

Stay disciplined, stay focused, and never stop striving for improvement. Together, we’ll continue to grow stronger with each training session.

See you on the mats!

Gracie Barra Lake Orion*