Winning in tournaments

Learning the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a good way of knowing one of the most famous types of martial arts and best ways of enhancing your physical strength regardless of your size.

To fully learn and master this type of combat sport, you must be able to go through the important factors that constitute it. One of these significant factors that you must understand is the key submissions.

The art’s submissions are classified into two, which are the joint locks and chokes. Although many submissions that involve joint locks are allowed, some that involve spine, ankle, and knee are restricted in competitions. The main reason for this is that it can cause serious injury. However, for the joint locks Brazilian jiu-jitsu submissions on ankle, elbow, ankle, or shoulder are not restricted as they are more flexible and safe.

When performing a joint lock submission techniques you have to disengage the body part of your opponent and apply controlled pressure until your opponent can’t break away and signals defeat by tapping.

The other techniques under the submissions are the chokes (blood chokes and air chokes). Blood chokes or strangulation is done by restricting your opponent’s blood flow to his brain, thus your opponent will lose consciousness rapidly without causing any damage to the internal organs. Air choke is done by compressing your opponent’s windpipe. However, it is not so effective and can be too dangerous as it can damage your opponent’s trachea and could also result in death.

Here are Some of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Submissions That you Can Apply During the Match to Let you Take Control of the Game…

#1: Rear Naked Choke or RNC – This submission is done by positioning yourself on your opponent’s back and using your arms or clenching hands together to cause choking.

#2: Triangle Choke – This can be performed by encompassing your opponent’s neck and arm using your leg in a form similar to a triangle.

#3: Guillotine Choke – This can be done by positioning yourself in front of your opponent then encompassing your arms around his neck in a manner that is like that of a guillotine.

#4: Armbar or Straight Armbar – This is performed by hyper extending your opponent’s elbow joint by putting his extended arm on the elbow atop a support such as hip, leg, or arm.

#5: Straight Legbar or Knee Bar – In this submission, your posture is similar to the armbar then you hold your opponent’s leg between your arms and legs in such a way that his kneecap is pointed toward your body.

Knowing the most effective submissions that can enable you to manipulate the game and force your opponent to “tap out” or submit is substantial for you to win the competition.

If you expect to improve at Jiu Jitsu you must be prepared to be submitted over and over again. You should treat each of these submissions as a study of how the submission is applied and try to learn how to better defend next time. The good thing about Jiu Jitsu is that you are able to roll at 100% effort with little chance of injury thus mimicking a “real life” combat situation every time you practice. You may experience discomfort if someone applies a submission to you and if you have to give up you must “tap out”. It is important to tap out if you are experiencing pain as you risk being choked unconscious or facing serious injury. This being said you should always allow your partner’s hold to be applied before tapping out when training as this will ensure your partner is using the correct technique. Ensure that you “tap” on your opponent’s body and not the mat as they may not be aware that you are submitting and continue to apply the hold. As a Jiu Jitsu beginner it is a good idea to roll with white belts because blue belts will have a wealth of experience over you and you will find it hard to implement any techniques. Perhaps rolling with a blue belt could be beneficial in developing your ability to escape positions but you will have a far more enjoyable time rolling with people on your level.





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