More 4 limbs in BJJ theory
Here is more 4 limbs in BJJ theory. If you follow our Savarese BJJ Academy (www.njbjj.com) blog, you have read us speak about this topic. Your guard is four limbed, not two. The centerpiece of guard position is your legs. Your legs are radically stronger than your upper body and so guard position is the best way for smaller people to take on and defeat bigger opponents from underneath. Nonetheless, we must always understand that it is the synergy between arms and legs that will make your guard effective on offense and defense. In the case of guard retention, when your opponent beats your legs, it will be your arms that hold them off long enough for the legs to reclaim their position. In the case of offense, it will be your arms that hold the opponent for your legs to make their way into the various ashi-garami, triangle and arm bar positions that will bring you victory. Always it will be that critical interaction of arms and legs that will make your guard a stalwart of defense and a powerhouse of offense. Look how our student Ivette’s arm and legs form temporary barriers and frames against a strong passing rush and how this creates the time and space to bring the legs back into play and defend the position. Make your guard an interactive four limbed monster of attack and defense and your bottom game will be much closer to where you want it!