Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basics
- Matt Smith & Dan Camarillo
Matt and Dan do a great job with this DVD set by starting with the basics. And by basics I mean fundamental body movements that are critical to jiu-jitsu. Most schools include some form of basic movement drills during the warm up section of class. They might be called mat drills, or snakies, or shrimps, or something else, but they all focus on helping you to develop muscle memory for certain movements youâ€™ll use in multiple techniques while training.
A lot of people will skip this part of the DVD to move on to something more â€˜funâ€™ but that would be a mistake. The instruction is very clear, and everyone can benefit from doing more of these drills. Dan and Matt take turns demonstrating the drills very slowly and then at full speed. They explain what each drill helps with and why it is important. If your club or school doesnâ€™t do some of these exercises it would be a great idea to include them in your out of school training routine. .... READ NOW >