Rickson Gracie Movement Based Training

Movement based training seems to be all the rage now and its really nice to have such amazing athletes and martial artists like Conor McGregor and his coach Ido Portal bringing attention to it, but as you can see this type of light training to develop fluidity flexibility and strength in the body has been around for a while.

The beautiful thing about Jiu-Jitsu is there IS so much MOVEMENT in the expression and training of it.  Its a complete whole body workout as you all know.

There are not many other sports or arts that have movement from the feet: pushing, pulling, footwork, twisting, turning, bending, jumping, grabbing flipping, sitting

From your back: constant pushing and pulling with arms and legs, twisting, turning, standing sliding different parts of the body, rolling

From your butt: scooting, standing, rolling, pushing, pulling

From a crawling position: grabbing, jumping up, twisting, turning, pushing, pulling

From a kneeling position: sitting in balance while resisting...

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Rickson Gracie Documentary Choke

Rickson Gracie in Choke a Documentary about his training for Vale Tudo 95

If you haven't seen it yet, it's a documentary on Rickson following him and some of the other fighters as they prepared for the Vale Tudo 95.

This was a no-holds-barred tournament with no weight divisions and a fighter would have to win 3 fights in one night.

It gives some amazing insight into Rickson's training and his mental preparation leading up to the event. Even if you've seen it it's worth watching again, I always pic up new details and insight every time I see it.

 

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