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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 ignore those niggles

Don’t ignore those niggles Let’s face it BJJ is a tough sport for anybody, regardless of age; but once you get to your thirties, forties and beyond, your body just doesn’t have the same resilience as it once did. Inevitably injuries will occur much more frequently and usually a lot easier than they used to, heck, at our age even bending over to pick up your belt can cause serious back injury. We all know the difference between a niggle and a serious injury; one prevents you from training to your full potential and the other prevents you or ‘should’ prevent you from training at all. Fortunately for me, at present, I don’t have any serious injuries, however if I counted on my fingers how many niggles I [...]

By | 2018-02-22T14:34:24+00:00 February 21st, 2018|BJJ, Health|0 Comments