Posts tagged wrestling
BJJ Matches: Context, Starting, and Sparring Info

When you first begin Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you may not understand what exactly a match, rolling, or sparring is. Is it wrestling? Is it fighting? On the surface, a BJJ match is simply wrestling around—sometimes with submissions and sometimes without, sometimes from standing and sometimes not. It seems simple enough, but there are a few nuances that will help you get the bigger picture.

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BJJ Takedowns: The Importance, Categories, and Context

Takedowns are an important and integral component of BJJ. Some gyms train takedowns on a frequent basis and some do not, and this tends to be influenced by the gym’s affiliation and the background of the students or coaches. Takedowns are one of the reasons that a wrestler or Judoka who is new to BJJ may improve at a faster speed than a pure newcomer, as it can take years to learn and become proficient at takedowns.

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