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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.