If you are new to Jiu Jitsu, learning the best techniques can be a little overwhelming. You may not even know where to start! In this blog post, we will discuss some of the basic moves that all beginners should learn. We will also provide some tips on how to practice these techniques so that you can become proficient in them. Let’s get started!
1. The Guard
The first and most important technique you will learn is the guard. The guard is a position where one fighter wraps his legs around an opponent’s torso to control that person (see above). Your goal as the bottom fighter should be to maintain your guard at all times during a match because this keeps you safe from upper body submissions such as chokes and armbars. Once you master how to keep your legs wrapped around your opponent and prevent him or her from passing, you can start learning various sweeps and submission techniques.
2. The Armbar
The armbar is probably the second most common move in Jiu Jitsu. This move involves trapping an opponent’s arm by wrapping your legs around and extending it backwards (see above). The submission usually involves you twisting your opponent’s wrist in a certain way to hyperextend their arm. If you manage to get an armbar on your opponent, it is very difficult for him or her to escape without tapping out (i.e., submitting), so be sure to keep the pressure on! You can also use this technique when you are in the guard position and simply pull down on your opponent’s trapped arm instead of extending it backwards with your legs.
3. Heel Hooks
Another dangerous submission technique that beginners should learn is the heel hook. This move involves trapping one of your opponent’s legs between both of yours and applying pressure by twisting his or her foot inwards (see above). This pressure causes a lot of pain and can lead to a submission if your opponent doesn’t tap out rapidly. It is important to note that the heel hook is very dangerous and should only be attempted by experienced practitioners.
Takedowns are one of the most important moves in Jiu Jitsu because they set you up for various other techniques. For example, you can use a double leg takedown to get into your opponent’s guard or sweep him or her into side control. There are also several variations of the single leg takedown that allow you to transition into knee on belly position. If you learn how to perform these takedowns properly and with good technique, it will be much easier for you to advance in this art form.
5. Side Control Position
The final basic move that beginners should know is the side control position (see above). This is when one fighter sits on his or her opponent’s hips while pinning them down by their shoulders. This position is ideal because you can use your weight to apply pressure while attempting submissions such as chokes and joint locks. To transition to the side control, simply shoot one of your legs around your opponent’s upper torso while pulling him or her towards you. You should always aim to get into the side control so keep practicing this technique until it becomes second nature!
6. Higher-Level Techniques
By mastering the moves shown above, you should be well on your way to becoming a proficient Jiu Jitsu practitioner. Be sure to practice these techniques carefully and take the time to master them before moving up to more advanced moves. You can also ask your instructor for additional tips or advice on how to improve these basic techniques!
A suplex is a move that involves picking up your opponent and then dropping him or her on the ground behind you. This move works well if you are standing behind your opponent, have low stamina, or are unable to perform many other moves effectively due to an injury. To get into position for a suplex , simply latch onto your opponent’s back while standing in front of him or her. Once there, push off their hips while simultaneously lifting them off the floor using both arms. Finally, jump backwards so that you can drop down onto your knees while driving your opponent’s back into the mat!
8. Submission Holds
Submission holds set you up for potential submissions by cutting off blood to certain parts of your opponent’s body. They are often used when you are in the guard or side control position, because these techniques allow you to trap your opponent’s arms and legs. Submission holds include different types of locks (i.e., figure four leg lock), chokes (i.e., rear naked choke), and pressure points (i.e., heel hook). If an opponent doesn’t tap out quickly, then he or she could end up with a serious injury like a torn ligament!
9. Guard Pass
One of the most important moves in Jiu Jitsu is the guard pass which works well if your opponent blocks you from advancing into side control. This move is rather simple because it involves walking over your opponent’s lower legs and then sitting on his or her hips (see above). To get into this position, wait until one of your opponent’s legs are open, drop to one knee, and then crawl forward with your top leg bent under you. Finally, sit down next to your opponent before standing up again. Repeat this motion until you can transition into side control or knee on belly position!