Tag: Concepts & Principles

6 Concepts for Effective Guard-Passing in Jiu Jitsu

Andrew Raynor photo credit: Jiu Jitsu Style Magazine I consider passing the guard to be one of the most difficult of all aspects of Brazilian jiu jitsu, but also one of the most rewarding. Because we spend so much mat-time fighting from this position, it makes sense to place an emphasis on improving our ability from […]

The Importance of Footwork in Jiu Jitsu

Andrew Raynor One of the least talked about aspects of Jiu-Jitsu techniques is foot positioning. Grips, movement, and basic leverage make up the majority of what an instructor shows in a technique. This leaves foot positioning as side note that not few instructors ever address. I was at seminar recently where the instructor was talking […]

Finding Your Flow in Jiu Jitsu

Andrew Raynor What is ‘Flow’ in a Jiu Jitsu Context? Flow: To move continuously in a current or stream. The phrase ‘flow rolling’ often gets a bad rap in the grappling world. You know the feeling you go to slap and bump hands and your partner says, “You mind if we just flow?” You’re probably […]