BJJ Submission Techniques For Self-Defense

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a sport that is a lot of fun, but it’s important to remember that BJJ is essentially just a method of self-defense. It’s crucial to understand that there are differences between fighting in a competitive environment and in a real-life situation where fighting is required. If you ever find yourself in need of self-defense, you can use this list of the best submissions that we have put together.

3 Crucial BJJ Submission Techniques For Self Defense:

Guillotine choke
While it is true that most fights, whether they take place in a cage or on the street, end up on the ground, it is also true that an even greater proportion of confrontations begin on the feet. This is where our initial entry comes from. The guillotine choke is frequently written off as a “strong guy move,” and this misunderstanding is nothing new. Even the most inexperienced grapplers can use it effectively, therefore it doesn’t imply the most skilled grapplers should ignore it. The Guillotine Choke is a very strong grasp that has achieved great success in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mixed martial arts, and self-defense situations.

Americana Shoulder Lock
While there are several excellent submission options, the Americana is one of the best since it doesn’t require you to give up the dominating position in order to obtain the hold. The Americana is performed by pinning the attacker’s wrist to the ground and securing your own wrist with your other hand as you thread it behind the attacker’s bicep. The victim can be made to submit by applying torque from this position to the shoulder. You can apply tension to the shoulder from here to compel the opponent to give in. In this manner, even if the submission attempt fails, you are still in the much desired dominant position, giving you the option to strike the aggressor, attempt a different submission, or simply keep them down.

Armbar
The armbar is the most adaptable submission hold there is for self-defense. The armbar is extremely common in both pure BJJ and MMA competition, but it also has practical uses in self-defense that go far beyond the realm of sports. When the opponent tries to push you off of him by extending both of his arms, the armbar will enter into play from the mount position. An attacker’s arm being extended freely will be an advantage for you because the aim of an armbar is to straighten the arm before hyperextending it. It is crucial to remember that in this case, the armbar does not need to be instantly applied. If the person who assaulted you is significantly heavier and more powerful than you, it may be advantageous to remain in the mount position and use brutal ground and pound to exhaust them before switching to the submission hold.

The idea of having to use self-defense in the actual world can be frightening. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is incredibly entertaining as a sport, but it’s crucial to keep in mind that the art’s primary purpose is self-defense against attacks. You will have taken the required precautions to get ready for the worst-case situation, a physical encounter with an opponent, by learning and mastering these three submissions. Are you looking for a martial arts school in Reno or Sparks, NV? Call Gracie Humaita Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at (775) 376-6229 or (775) 379-9532 for inquiries!

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