The 2 Main Reasons Why Jiu-Jitsu Is The Single Best Martial Art For Self-Defense And Fighting

This is still one of the most common questions about Jiu-Jitsu. In this video, I will explain my perspective on...

 

  • Why the early UFCs answered the question about which martial art was most effective… and why those answers are still relevant today [0:56] 
  • How the original structure of the UFC, which included 3 or 4 fights per night to win, and no-gloves and barely any rules, shaped the world of Mixed Martial Arts 
  • How Royce Gracie really forced the world to learn Jiu-Jitsu (hint: it wasn’t just the fact he won his fights… it was how he won) [7:50] 
  • Why if you’re doing Jiu-Jitsu correctly, it’s never a fair fight, and the odds are always in your favor [9:20] 
  • Why the MMA glove was created, and why it’s misleading for what’s effective in a real life fight [11:40] 
  • Why you may want to revisit the first couple UFCs to see what happened for yourself. 

 

 

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Training to Be Strong Everywhere

I once asked Rickson, what he felt was the weakest part of his game and it wasn't so much his answer that surprised me but his explanation that made a tremendous impact in how I still train myself to this day.

He told me he has no weaknesses in his game, he's trained all the weaknesses out so that anywhere the fight goes he’s comfortable.  He explained to me anytime he felt like one area of his game was weaker than the others he would work on it until he felt completely comfortable there.

I apply this principle to my training to this day.

I love training Jiu-Jitsu, and although just “rolling” is fun, it's not the type of training I really do to help my game improve. For me rolling is better for getting a workout and although there will still be some improvement over time, it's is not as beneficial for me as focusing on a specific aspect of my game to develop.

When I'm focusing on improving my Jiu-Jitsu, I usually ask myself what part of my game do I currently...

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Jiu Jitsu Journey Interview with Henry Akins by Shawn Mozen

Here is one of the latest interviews I did with Shawn Mozen, founder and CEO of Agatsu.

Shawn is one of the foremost authorities in kettlebell training in the world and a lifelong martial artist.  He found out about me and Hidden Jiu-Jitsu from a Faceobook ad and I was lucky enough to have him come by Dynamix MMA and train for a few days while he was visiting in Los Angeles.

We talked a little about the site, my ideas on jiu-jitsu and I shared with him some basic ideas and adjustments to make some techniques more effective.

In this video we review some details on why framing on the bottom doesn't always work and another option.

We also reviewed a couple examples of how normal BJJ training can leave you wide open to be hit and the small changes that can implement in your training that can keep you safe from strikes.  The styles do blend together.
To check out all the amazing fitness and strength and conditioning stuff Shawn does go here http://www.agatsu.com/

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Street Defense: Grabbed from Behind Underneath Arms Around the Waist Pt. 1

 

Ever since attending Rickson's Black Belt only JJGF Self Defense certification seminar. I have been flooded with people asking what he covered.

It was about 100 different Self Defense techniques that Rickson wanted to make sure were not forgotten in Gracie Jiu Jitsu. But the crazy part is with 20 Black Belts there Rickson showed so many concepts, details, and techniques we had never seen!

Here is one he taught us I think is very important for everyone to master. It is a Street Defense that also leads into a submission when someone grabs you from behind around your waist.

A couple details that really help this technique to be successful is the way I step to be able to grab the ankle and also how I make my opponent fall to the ground.  I found if the person is big and strong or if they have weight on their foot it's not possible to grab the ankle and pull it off the ground, instead I take my feet off the ground and sit all my weight into the thigh while just holding the ankle to...

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Kron Gracie Vs. Asen Yamamoto HJJ Breakdown



 

Congratulations to Kron Gracie on his victory against Asen Yamamoto, and to all of you who saw the fight!

For me every experience in life is an opportunity to learn and grow.  I wanted to use the fight as an opportunity to help you get a deeper understanding of Jiu-Jitsu.

After the fight I heard a lot of people comment on "How the heck did Yamamoto escape that super tight armlock!???"

Yamamoto looked like he should of been done!

But as you all know there is an escape for everything, and fortunately he used the right move for the right situation.  In this video I'm going to share with you, I show and explain how to make your armlock super tight and prevent the roll out escape.

The details and adjustments are so small if I don't point them out they may stay Hidden to you!

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Ahh the good old days of Gracie Jiu Jitsu!...

On any given day you could be called upon to represent Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in a bare knuckle challenge match.

How you train is how you're going to react in a fight.

Butt scooting, inverting and so many other things you see in modern jiu-jitsu exist because people have forgotten the true purpose of jiu-jitsu. The basics is what works! That's why I teach the basics taught to me by Rickson Gracie.

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