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  • Technique 5 – The 20 Fundamental Moves of Jiu-Jitsu

    By synergymma | In News | on May 1, 2007

    Gracie Magazine’s The 20 Fundamental Moves of Jiu-Jitsu Experienced black belts speak of the moves that every good fighter must master. Which is the most important move for winning a Jiu-Jitsu fight? Whatever your answer might be, you’d better save it for yourself, or you run the risk of generating lifelong controversy. Conscious of that, […]

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  • Principle 5 – Weight Distribution

    By synergymma | In News | on May 1, 2007

    Weight Distribution Always be sensitive to your weight distribution, have good base/balance and keep your opponent flat underneath you. Do not over commit your weight to one direction, especially when your opponent is trying to get you off base and distract you so he can set up his offense.

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  • Exercise 5 – Burpees

    By synergymma | In News | on May 1, 2007

    Burpees Begin in a squat position with hands on the floor in front of you Kick your feet back to a pushup position Immediately return your feet to the squat position Leap up as high as possible from the squat position Repeat, moving as fast as possible You should maintain a fast pace for this […]

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  • 100 Things you should do before reaching Black Belt Based on the experience of established fighters, GRACIE Magazine put together a goal plan of the most daring kind for the unconditional Jiu-Jitsu lover. Regret is not one of the most pleasant things in life. Overall, we suffer a ton when we think of the past […]

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  • Technique 4 – The Rear Naked Choke

    By synergymma | In News | on April 6, 2007

    The Rear Naked Choke The Rear Naked Choke (often abbreviated RNC, a.k.a. Mata Leao) is a chokehold applied from an opponent’s back. The following is a description of this technique using the right arm — the attacker’s right arm encircles the opponent’s neck, with the opponent’s trachea at the crook of the elbow. The attacker’s […]

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  • Principle 4 – Shrimping

    By synergymma | In News | on April 6, 2007

    Shrimping Always create space between you and your opponent by bridging into your opponent and then sliding your hip away (shrimping) in order get leverage to set up your offense: escapes, sweeps, submissions, or stand-ups. Do not push your opponent away from you but instead post/push on your opponent to get your hip away from […]

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  • Exercise 4 – Wind Sprints

    By synergymma | In News | on April 6, 2007

    Wind Sprints Wind sprint is a familiar term to athletes. For them it means to sprint or go very fast. But it’s the first word — WIND — that should really be emphasized, because the purpose of the exercise is to get momentarily winded. Athletes have to go very fast to get winded. Out-of-shape people […]

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  • Article 4 – Mental Toughness

    By synergymma | In News | on April 6, 2007

    Mental ToughnessSome say competition is an acceptable method for venting aggression. Others believe it exposes strengths and weaknesses in personalities. There is little doubt that the heat of battle exposes a competitor’s weakest points. If an athlete’s personality is negative, he may turn against himself in a contest. His hidden vulnerabilities become apparent. Competition is […]

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  • Technique 3 – The Darce Choke

    By synergymma | In News | on March 1, 2007

    The Darce Choke The Darce Choke is a form of arm-triangle choke (or simply arm-triangle), which is a generic term describing chokeholds in which the opponent is strangled in between his own shoulder and the performers’ triangled arms. This is as opposed to the regular triangle choke, which denotes a chokehold using the legs, albeit […]

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  • Principle 3 – Technique & Leverage Over Strength

    By synergymma | In News | on March 1, 2007

    Technique & Leverage Over Strength Through technique and leverage you can defeat a physically bigger and stronger opponent by using his force against himself. Technique is more important than strength and power. Correct technique comes from leverage, at which point things become effortless. Only use power when you have set up to finalize your offense […]

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