BJJ Bailing on Positions

BJJ Bailing on Positions Watching a video from a recent MMA fight prompted me to consider the dangers of holding on to a submission and specifically a a triangle choke submission too long. As you can see from the video below the fighter who has the triangle secured gets slammed to the ground multiple times, but refused to give up on his position; this reluctance to bail on the triangle could have seen the fight end in a very different result. Not only was the fighter slammed consecutively but he also took a few heavy knees to the head. Obviously this is an MMA 'match' and the fighters are somewhat protected from serious injury by the padded cage floor and also by the referee, but when I say somewhat protected, [...]

By | 2018-05-02T12:24:15+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|BJJ, Injuries|0 Comments

Don’t forget to wash that belt

I know it probably seems like an obvious thing to say but you would be surprised to discover how many people don't actually wash their belts when they wash their gi's. I have heard some people say they don't wash their belt because stripes come off in the wash or that the belt colour fades and it starts looking tatty, which is ironic really, I mean once they get to black belt people want their belts to look well worn and tatty, but I guess a well worn blue belt does nothing more than make you look like you have been at blue belt level for far too long. Bacteria breeds on a dirty gi and infections such as ringworm and staph are easily transmitted, neither of which you want [...]

By | 2018-02-23T14:03:53+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|BJJ|0 Comments