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 take downs/master the mount with Xande Ribeiro/Get a grip 7 ways to improve your grip strength/the twister with Eddie Bravo/mind games/ diet and much much more.
So what’s in it for you? Well the article featuring Xande Ribeiro ”master the mount” is full of technique about position before submission. Yes, remember position before submission. Xande Ribeiro breaks down the “keys” to the mount such as “be like water” and the importance of keeping the feet tucked to avoid the opponent sneaking a leg under your mount and eventually sweeping you as well as defending the mount. I can’t say enough about the article on grip strength in strength and conditioning. There’s tons more in the article so check it out. Be sure to pick up your copy of Jiu Jitsu magazine.
I am disappointed that there haven’t been any covers of female jits players or any full featured articles about the meteoric rise on women in the sport. Correct me if I am wrong. I have every confidence that Jiu Jitsu Magazine is going to be way ahead the competition. I look forward to a woman gracing the cover of this awesome publication.
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.