Hand fighting in BJJ
Hand fighting in BJJ, both standing and on the floor, is one of the most important tools to learn. If the most important battle of the position is the hand fight, learn to trap and immobilize hand and victory is yours. So much of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or grappling in general, involves gripping and grabbing. Learning and negating an opponents grips is a huge part of the game. Even better are situations where you can trap an arm/hand entirely and take it out of the fight completely. It’s hard to hand fight when you can’t move your hands! Here, our Savarese BJJ Academy (www.njbjj.com) student Theresa goes into her signature hand trapping sequences from rear mount, ruining her opponents ability to use their hands as a barrier to the choke. Once this is achieved, the chances of a successful application of the choke go up tremendously. The hands may not be the strongest part of the human body, but they are the means by which typically begin connection to an opponent and perform most of our tasks. Learn to negate or remove an opponents ability to use them all while retaining your own ability to use your own hands and you will be a very difficult person to defend against.