Connections in BJJ
Connections in BJJ are very important. Connections: a general rule in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that when defending we look to create space, and when attacking we look to remove space and create pressure. Nowhere is this more true than when you’re working to control a scrambling partner. Out of a scramble from the turtle position, you want to connect yourself as quickly as possible to your partner, who is looking to separate themselves from you. Here Our student Cait is at the beginning of a scramble. You can see a few tools to use in these situations: locked hands, chest-to-back and head height. A couple others not yet established are lower body control, elbow position and head placement (ear-to-ear). Control in Jiu-Jitsu or any form of grappling happens by degrees. Finding ways to form a solid connection between yourself and your partner is a great starting point. Here at Savarese BJJ Academy (www.bergencountybjj.com), we stress this. The more you control you have over your opponent, the easier it is to submit them. That is what separates our art from other grappling arts.