We love this Jiu Jitsu Magazine. Don’t let the smooth taste fool you. Yeah it’s glossy and pretty with a lot of nice pictures. It’s chok-a block full of information on all things Jiu Jitsu. It’s pricey at $6.99 off the newstand. What’s inside this month’s issue Diet/Supplements and how to use them/Spot light on pro football player turned Jiu Jitsu blackbelt, Michael Westbrook/BJJ for the little guy/Technique and more technique/ Single leg takedowns/Kimura breakdown/Deep half guard with Jeff Glover/ legal leg locks and much much more.
So what’s in it for you? Well the article on “micro bjj” the game of small man Brazilian jiu jitsu would has some interesting insights that may well apply to the jiu jitsu game of the average female player. The light feather, feather and light weight. Now don’t get me wrong there are some “big” female players out there and size unfortunately does equate with an advantage. This assumes the heavier opponent knows how to use her weight to feel even heavier.
Often times a player’s game is influenced by size and of course skill. Which is to say a heavy weight female is likely to play a more “smash game” spending more time on top and side control and developing a passing game where they blow right through lighter weight opponents. Whereas a light feather and feather weight will likely end up spending a considerable amount of time on their backs. As Daniel Faggella notes in his article “skill development gets molded by the situations [players] are in most often.” How often have you seen in live training and competitions when a lighter weight player jump to guard. They don’t seem to mind being on the botom so much because they’ve spent a considerable amount of time there. They’ve been forced to develop a very strong bottom game. I learned early on that strength alone was an ineffective tool when faced a more technically skilled player.
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