Principles in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Learning the principles in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the foundation of our art. All the best Academies and Jiu-Jitsu teachers everywhere don’t just teach “moves”, they teach principles of the art. With regards to Jiu-Jitsu technique, fashions come and go. What is popular today can be replaced by tomorrow. But underneath that surface, technique lies something permanent, something deep and unchanging whose weight will give your game gravitas, the bedrock of the art, PRINCIPLES. Focus on those and your game will never go out of style. I was lucky to be trained early in my BJJ journey by Professor David Adiv (www.gracienewjersey.com), he didn’t just teach techniques, he taught the principles of Brazilian/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. The hows and the whys we do everything in our art. How, where and why to use frames in a great example. In a game where control is everything, using frames to prevent an opponent from establishing controlling grips and position is a huge part of your development. The centerpiece of your frames will always be the link between your knees and elbows. The closer your opponent gets to you, the closer your knees and elbows need to be together. We stress this from the beginning of your journey here at Savarese BJJ Academy (www.njbjj.com).