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The 1st lesson on neck defense

There is, within the unending arsenal of techniques of jiu-jitsu, a simple, effective move that many students forget to use, either for lack of knowledge or of attention. It is, in fact, such a simple, instinctive action, that it ends up being underestimated. 

Rickson Gracie, specialist of the minutiae and almost invisible aspects of self-defense, wasn’t going to miss this one. Here he teaches one of the very first moves a white-belt should learn in order to keep their neck always quite safe, no matter the threat.

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A shield for kids called jiu-jitsu

Grandmaster Helio Gracie always said that BJJ is much more useful and necessary to kids, the elderly, ladies and weaklings than it is to young men. 

Which we can easily attest in a couple of minutes with this lesson in the purest jiu-jitsu -- a piece of knowledge every child should learn in school, in their first week of physical education. Can you imagine how much trouble and trauma could have been prevented with just this one lesson?

In a world where so many tell us to use fire against fire, here is jiu-jitsu’s role: to show that true wisdom lies in using water against fire. 

How about your kids? Are they already walking around safe, carrying this shield called jiu-jitsu? Watch the following video by their side, and enjoy your training.

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The technique that would bankrupt Hitchcock

In old-timey movies, much of the distress experienced by the damsels came from desperate attacks by furious villains, like those created by the director Alfred Hitchcock. Times have changed, and so have movies, but you should not ignore classic self-defense — which remains valid, especially due to being a great exercise for body and mind. 
 
And maybe one day you’re strolling through London, in that nighttime fog, and need to walk through an alley for some reason. If you have studied this technique with Master Rickson, you’ll go in and out with a smile. 

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The art of never getting slapped in the face

To the Gracie family, one of the biggest treasures of BJJ has always been that of, from very early in one’s childhood, knowing how to proceed in order to avoid getting slapped at school -- that kind of episode that makes a child sad, angry and traumatized for weeks, if not months or years. 
 
Check out, in this key lesson, how Rickson Gracie is always protecting his face against any potential slappers.

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Slap in the face? Connect to defend it

Self-defense, the basis and origin of Jiu-Jitsu, exists to protect people from a wide variety of aggressions -- from a kick by a professional to a simple slap thrown in a moment of tension. 
 
In this part of Rickson Gracie’s special class about slap defense, note how the master depends on his connection with the aggressor to maintain his balance, and only then does he choose how to put an end to the situation. All without going home with that unpleasant heat in his cheek that can have so many consequences. 
 
Watch and enjoy. 

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Rickson Academy Avatar Rickson Academy posted

The 1st lesson on neck defense

There is, within the unending arsenal of techniques of jiu-jitsu, a simple, effective move that many students forget to use, either for lack of knowledge or of attention. It is, in fact, such a simple, instinctive action, that it ends up being underestimated. 

Rickson Gracie, specialist of the minutiae and almost invisible aspects of self-defense, wasn’t going to miss this one. Here he teaches one of the very first moves a white-belt should learn in order to keep their neck always quite safe, no matter the threat.

Rickson Academy Avatar Rickson Academy posted

A shield for kids called jiu-jitsu

Grandmaster Helio Gracie always said that BJJ is much more useful and necessary to kids, the elderly, ladies and weaklings than it is to young men. 

Which we can easily attest in a couple of minutes with this lesson in the purest jiu-jitsu -- a piece of knowledge every child should learn in school, in their first week of physical education. Can you imagine how much trouble and trauma could have been prevented with just this one lesson?

In a world where so many tell us to use fire against fire, here is jiu-jitsu’s role: to show that true wisdom lies in using water against fire. 

How about your kids? Are they already walking around safe, carrying this shield called jiu-jitsu? Watch the following video by their side, and enjoy your training.

Rickson Academy Avatar Rickson Academy posted

The technique that would bankrupt Hitchcock

In old-timey movies, much of the distress experienced by the damsels came from desperate attacks by furious villains, like those created by the director Alfred Hitchcock. Times have changed, and so have movies, but you should not ignore classic self-defense — which remains valid, especially due to being a great exercise for body and mind. 
 
And maybe one day you’re strolling through London, in that nighttime fog, and need to walk through an alley for some reason. If you have studied this technique with Master Rickson, you’ll go in and out with a smile. 

Rickson Academy Avatar Rickson Academy posted

The art of never getting slapped in the face

To the Gracie family, one of the biggest treasures of BJJ has always been that of, from very early in one’s childhood, knowing how to proceed in order to avoid getting slapped at school -- that kind of episode that makes a child sad, angry and traumatized for weeks, if not months or years. 
 
Check out, in this key lesson, how Rickson Gracie is always protecting his face against any potential slappers.

Rickson Academy Avatar Rickson Academy posted

Slap in the face? Connect to defend it

Self-defense, the basis and origin of Jiu-Jitsu, exists to protect people from a wide variety of aggressions -- from a kick by a professional to a simple slap thrown in a moment of tension. 
 
In this part of Rickson Gracie’s special class about slap defense, note how the master depends on his connection with the aggressor to maintain his balance, and only then does he choose how to put an end to the situation. All without going home with that unpleasant heat in his cheek that can have so many consequences. 
 
Watch and enjoy. 

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Denny Prokopos commented:

Grandmaster I have never seen this taught is way. Thank you for your invisible details 🥋❤️

July 30, 2021 04:20 AM

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Excellent. Thank you Master Rickson 🙏

July 30, 2021 01:36 AM

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