Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bad Positions

I am going to be reprinting some old classic entries from my previous blog called The Angry Grappler. It will chronicle the evolution in my understanding of martial arts.
21 May 2007 @ 10:55 pm

Sometimes when you are in a bad position in jiu jitsu, you can't move them, you can only move yourself. That's a basic philosophy. Teams need captains as pace setters and leaders for guidance or else the team unravels. A captain in my jiu jitsu life reminded me of that basic concept of bad positioning in jiu jitsu. I don't know what my opponent will do, I only know what I will do and what I can do. It's like chess. I don't always know where I am or how I got there, but I do know where I need to be and I just need to focus on getting there. Bridge, shrimp, recover, defend.
About the Author:

Sam Y. is a Master Personal Trainer, Certified Nutritionist, Coach, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Enhancement Specialist, Yoga and Pilates instructor, and holds multiple certifications. He is also an avid Martial Artist, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing, and MMA. He is also the author of the popular fitness blog All Out Effort as well as the popular martial arts blog Inner BJJ. You can find him in the Los Angeles area personal training his clients, or at home annoying his wife, or on Facebook at his personal fitness page.

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