Space is one of the most important things you need to control in BJJ. Sometimes you need to create space to escape or off balance your opponent and other times you need to take space away. Nic demonstrates a quick technique on how this concept can be applied.
This week, Nic Gregoriades demonstrates to us the concept of "powerpoint and base". In two different applications, Nic teaches us how to get the most out of your base. you need to put yourself in a position that will allow you to create leverage, allowing your powerpoint to work more efficiently.
In this segment of BJJ Building Blocks, Nic Gregoriades takes an in-depth look at the straight arm lock from guard. The technique can be very difficult to pull off successfully against another Jiu-Jitsu player because they know it's coming and can defend against it, especially if you just try grabbing the arm and throwing your hips over. Nic covers the details required to make the arm lock from guard a high percentage move in your game.
It's really frustrating to be trapped in side mount. Sometimes it can be very difficult to escape, and a single technique might not be enough to get you out of a bad spot. In this episode of BJJ Building Blocks, our friend Roy Dean takes an in-depth look at one pathway to escape. Roy varies his technique depending on what his opponent does, as he says in the video "You've got to use what you've got in Jiu-Jitsu".
The cross choke from mount seems simple enough, so why do so many people have trouble finishing it? And why is it that Roger Gracie can defeat so many elite BJJ fighters with such a simple technique?