Saturday, April 24, 2010

Tension and Distance



By controlling tension, I can control distance and posture. It also is the only way I can use my arms and legs at the same time, as opposed to using them independently. The tension I create with my legs gets distributed with my arms.

Redistributing the the opponent's tension as well, angling it off of me. All my tension is on them, none of their tension is directly on me.

So much about Jiu Jitsu is about feel. You can't really see tension. You have to feel it. It makes me believe even more, you can't learn BJJ from watching instructionals. You have to be doing it, learning from the guys who know the stuff you want to learn.

Learning to wrestle off videos or books would sound retarded...except it's acceptable for BJJ...

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