In this video my teammate Josh Whalen demonatrates how to flow roll with a much smaller and injured partner. He uses transitional movement and low intensity with continuous motion, as well as a catch and release approach to submissions.
During my first few years of training Brazilian jiu jitsu, I didn’t watch a lot of jiu jitsu matches or really keep track of who was the champion of what. I wasn’t aware of the huge online presence BJJ has and I had no idea who any of the competitors were unless they had done something so impressive, everyone was talking about it. One name I did know, even back in my early days as a white belt, was Eddie Bravo, the founder of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu.
Back in the early 90s, Brazilian jiu jitsu athletes all over the world had to depend on VHS tapes or magazines to learn new techniques. They relied on trial and error and the odd trip to established academies to develop their games. Things are much different in 2016. With a click of the mouse, we can not only find any technique we are interested in, we can also talk to other athletes all over the world.
I study BJJ online a lot and I've been fortunate to hear some incredible stories about how the sport has changed lives. One of my favorites is that of my friend, Zack Lee (we've kept his real name confidential).
It's difficult to say what will be more in danger on July 30, 2016 at the Chokes by the Ocean Brazilian jiu jitsu submission only event: Shawn McManus's legs or Oliver Taza's arms. Both men are avid competitors who have recently burst onto the submission only scene and are quickly making names for themselves.
Taza is a star pupil of the famed Danaher Leg Lock System which has served BJJ stars like Garry Tonon, Eddie Cummings and Ryan Gordon so well. But can he keep those chicken wings tucked when he faces McManus on stage? As you can see in the Stigma Submission Fire highlight reel above, once Shawn gets a grip, it's game over.
Where Shawn has only recently began competing locally in BJJ, we don't know a lot about him. Fortunately, he was kind enough to answer a few questions so we can all become better acquainted before the big event.
On July 30, 2016, there will be a few more sharks descending upon the waters of Pictou, Nova Scotia as twenty-six incredible Brazilian jiu jitsu athletes come together to put it all on the line in another submission-only event: Chokes by the Ocean.
Renzo Gracie black belt Josh Wincey has a very innovative BJJ game and many times when I ask my teammates where they learned a particularly effective move, they say, "Wincey showed it to me." Although I am a brown belt now, I still enjoy staying after advanced class and participating in Wincey's beginner's class. He is a very detailed and conceptual instructor and our Women Only BJJ class is very fortunate to team up with his co-ed class on Monday nights to broaden their knowledge.
My name is Sally Arsenault and I'm the women's jiu jitsu instructor at Titans Fitness Academy in Halifax, NS. Brazilian jiu jitsu is the best martial art for women's self-defense for many reasons.
Titans Fitness Academy is pleased to offer a Women's Only Jiu Jitsu program. I've received a lot of emails with questions about the class and I hope this post will answer all of them for you.