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, GRACIE Magazine didn’t try to pick only one among the vast array in the gentle art’s repertory. We’ve rather decided to list the 20 fundamental moves for you to enhance your game, leaving to respected black belts the mission of commenting on each of them, stressing the importance and virtues of every single one, and keeping in mind the measures that must be taken so as to yield the desired effect.

  1. Armbar from the closed guard by Ricardo Cachorrão
  2. Mount by Saulo Ribeiro
  3. Tight guard pass by Fábio Gurgel
  4. Taking the back by Marcelinho Garcia
  5. Loose guard pass by Vítor Shaolin
  6. Kimura by Rodrigo Comprido
  7. Triangle choke by Marcio Pe de Pano
  8. Sweep from the guard with the opponent on their knees by Xande Ribeiro
  9. Rear-naked choke by André Galvão
  10. Pulling guard by Roberto Roleta
  11. Armbar from the mount by Royler Gracie
  12. Clock choke by Ze Mario Sperry
  13. Half-guard sweep by Roberto ‘Gordo’ Correa
  14. Take down by Ronaldo Jacare
  15. Choke from the mount by Leonardo Vieira
  16. Choke from the guard by Pedro Valente
  17. Sweep from the open guard by Vinicius Magalhaes “Draculino”
  18. Ezequiel by Marcio Feitosa
  19. Knee on the belly by Gabriel Napao
  20. Leg lock by Eduardo Telles

Details of the 20 Fundamental Moves of Jiu-Jitsu:

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