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How could we better live the Jiu Jitsu / Gracie lifestyle?

I was thinking of starting a monthly Jiu Jitsu Club in order to learn more about Jiu Jitsu lifestyle and to support each other by discussing books, for example, The Gracie Diet. We would not just be limited to books but also other venues, movies, example, ” Choked “, products, guest speakers, other related Jiu Jitsu issues, and inviting other students to join.  

We would met at Miami Juice on Sunny Isles or another place. TBA, to be announced.  Possibly between  12:00 til 1:30 pm, after the morning session.  I will try to recruit some people to help.  We would write a monthly summary of the meetings on a new blog.  I will post the time, place, and topics of discussions.  This would be my purple belt project when journeyjjbluebelt.com ends in December. I will give it a six month trial. Note, I haven’t yet committed to this project just throwing out the idea.

 

 

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For the longest time, I have been practicing the shoulder grab self defense incorrectly.  What exactly is the shoulder grab defense?  It is a shoulder dislocating technique against an unsuspecting attacker.

As a practice partner, as the attacker, my first mistake was not grabbing the defending person correctly. Improper grab position. The shoulder grab is closer to the neck than to the bony part of the shoulder.  Second, the grab is an  aggressive attempt to unbalance the defender.   Once the defender maintains base, or regains base, meaning the atttacker can’t drag the defender around, that’s when the move is executed.

Once the defender has gained base, that’s when the defender wraps around the attacker’s grabbing arm and punches down towards the floor.   From the punch, the attacker’s arm is cradled by the punching down arm with an underhand grip by the wrist.  From the wrist grab,   the defender lifts up  with all their body weight to the ceiling.  At a certain point, the attacker’s shoulder should be dislocated.  A mistake I made was cradling the arm on the stomach.  To max leverage don’t cradle the attacker’s arm on the stomach, leave a little space. Second, really punch down with force.  Lastly, cradle the attacker’s arm under the elbow.

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For this month, the most important lesson I learned from the advanced grappling class was to use your own body weight to pin your opponent. I learned that when I wrestled in high school, but, could have done it more. Professor Pedro wanted this drilled into our minds. He called it, melting on to your opponent.

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