Friday, February 17, 2012

Friction in BJJ


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.
31 March 2010 @ 03:43 pm

Sometimes you are in a position and in your mind you can see yourself doing something but when you try it, it just doesn't work. It's because of friction. The friction of their body against yours. The friction of your gi against theirs. How someone creates and controls the friction becomes a huge advantage. Both people put the same amount of weight on you but that invisible part is the friction one person creates.
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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