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Does your BJJ work as an invisible force field?

One of the most important Gracie family mantras, repeated by legends from Master Helio down to Rickson, is that it’s not enough to be a tough world champion if your jiu-jitsu isn’t complete and ready against some unexpected aggression, such as a punch or slap to the face. 

The popularity and global success of jiu-jitsu are owed to its effectiveness against humiliation — a true invisible force field that enables any person, weak or strong, young or old, to be prepared against any sort of cowardly attack. 

In today's video excerpt, Rickson demonstrates how this hidden force field, this shield that is there but is not seen by the attacker, starts with the position of the hands and ends, of course, with a perplexed, immobilized villain. 

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Zooming in on Rickson’s invisible grip

Robert Capa (1913–1954), a master of photography, used to say that if your pictures aren’t good enough, you are not close enough. Good for life, good for jiu-jitsu: if your technique isn’t good enough, maybe you haven’t gotten close enough to see and learn. 

Your grip on the gi when it’s time to choke, for example. Are you still baffled by the effectiveness of the champions? Does it seem like something is amiss when you squeeze your training partner? Fret not, because our team zoomed in on the invisible details of Rickson Gracie’s grip. So check out this lesson. 

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JJ Avatar
JJ commented:

So much great technique... Two thumbs up.

September 16, 2021 09:52 AM

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robbrown981 commented:

Brilliant, I will be practicing this for sure, thank you!

September 16, 2021 09:18 AM

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