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Monday, May 20, 2013

CHAIN DRILLS, EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION, "GRAPPLE KATAS" AND LEGOS: IT'S ALL PART OF NIC GREGORIADES' BJJ THEORY AND IT'S VERY SMART.

That's Higgs Boson, I think.  I'm just a BJJ scientist.
Probably, too smart for the likes of me.  In the beginning of this very well done short film by DSTRYR buddy, Stuart Cooper, Nic mentions the folly and time waste of training just to "fuck up your friend or beat the shit our of your opponent."  He essentially describes and dismantles my 14 year journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a brief and passing statement.  Maybe it's for the best.

For years, BJJ academies have taught the art/sport in similar ways: you warm up, learn a technique, drill that technique and then spar/free train (maybe some positional/specific sparring smattered in there as well).  It's tried and true, but, as with anything, there are certainly ways it can be improved upon.  Nic Gregoriades, the man behind Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood, aims to to that.  He's developed some very high concept, but seemingly effective and approachable, methods of teaching/training BJJ. 

Stuart and Nic have done a great job synthesizing Nic's big concepts and principles, which I imagine could take a good amount of effort and time to truly absorb and utilize, into a killer 18 minute mini seminar.  Is it worth watching during your work day or in lieu of spending time with your spouse/significant other?  Definitely!!


2 comments:

  1. general observations not concepts.

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    1. You need to look up the definition of 'concept'. You'll see that his 'general observations' are being synthesized into exactly that.

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