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3 articles you should read...

    HPF's picture

    I thought I knew a little BJJ.

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    Anonymous's picture

    I like the list of things to work on....what part of it would you recomend Roy to have "mastered" (im using that losely here) to procede to blue belt level?

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    Gerald Rhoades's picture

    lol...nah i was just joking...i loved the article as all your others that i have read...it does help alot...thanks.

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    Depth of understanding and more...

    Roy Harris
    2007-02-02
    Question: I recently watched a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class at Harris International and noticed that the training did not involve take downs. I understand the inherent safety concerns of take down training, but obviously the first part of getting someone to the mat for a submission is taking them down. I was wondering how those of you who compete learn the take downs if they are not actively taught in class. In addition aren't there multiple submissions that can be pulled off from a standing position as well? Perhaps take downs are taught, but just not on the night I attended? I just want to make sure that I have a complete picture of the training program to help me make my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school decision. Thanks!

    My answer: I’d like to address the following areas in my response:

    1. Training takedowns.
    2. The depth of training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
    3. Submissions.
    4. Why I am different from all of the other Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructors.

    With regard to training takedowns, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn and train them at our academy. I know Jeff Baldwin, Brad Hirakawa, Quinn Deveraux and Al Lowrimore teach them in their classes.

    Learning takedowns is important to developing an overall game. However, after training and teaching takedowns over the years, I have observed the following:

    This one area of training produces more small and bothersome injuries than any other.

    Take this into consideration when you say you want to TRAIN takedowns – because training them is different than learning them! While it’s exciting to learn and practice the takedowns, in order to make them functional (useful and practical in a sportive or combative endeavor), one must train them at higher speeds, as well as spar with them on a consistent basis.

    Now, let’s change gears. I’d like to expand your understanding of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I want to help you to see the big picture.

    For starters, there are over two hundred (200) different areas a student can train in this fascinating art. That’s right, more than two hundred! Here is a short list of areas a person can train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:

    1. Escapes from the mount
    2. Escapes from (passing) the closed guard
    3. Escapes from the open guard
    4. Escapes from the side mount
    5. Escapes from kesa gatame
    6. Escapes from kuzure kesa gatame
    7. Escapes from head locks
    8. Escapes from the front mount
    9. Escapes from the knee on stomach
    10. Escapes from the half guard
    11. Escapes from the back mount
    12. Escapes from the sprawl
    13. Counters for each escape
    14. Dominate from the mount
    15. Dominate from the closed guard
    16. Dominate from the open guard
    17. Dominate from the side mount
    18. Dominate from kesa gatame
    19. Dominate from kuzure kesa gatame
    20. Dominate from head locks
    21. Dominate from the front mount
    22. Dominate from the knee on stomach
    23. Dominate from the half guard
    24. Dominate from the back mount
    25. Counters for each dominating position
    26. Arm locks from the mount
    27. Arm locks from the closed guard
    28. Arm locks from the open guard
    29. Arm locks from the side mount
    30. Arm locks from kesa gatame
    31. Arm locks from kuzure kesa gatame
    32. Arm locks from the front mount
    33. Arm locks from knee on stomach
    34. Arm locks from the half guard
    35. Arm locks from the back mount
    36. Arm locks from the sprawl
    37. Counters for each arm locking technique
    38. Escapes from each arm lock
    39. Bare arm chokes from the mount
    40. Bare arm chokes from the closed guard
    41. Bare arm chokes from the open guard
    42. Bare arm chokes from the side mount
    43. Bare arm chokes from kesa gatame
    44. Bare arm chokes from kuzure kesa gatame
    45. Bare arm chokes from the front mount
    46. Bare arm chokes from knee on stomach
    47. Bare arm chokes from the half guard
    48. Bare arm chokes from the back mount
    49. Bare arm chokes from the sprawl
    50. Counters for each bare arm choking technique
    51. Escapes from each bare armed choke
    52. Collar chokes from the mount
    53. Collar chokes from the closed guard
    54. Collar chokes from the open guard
    55. Collar chokes from the side mount
    56. Collar chokes from kesa gatame
    57. Collar chokes from kuzure kesa gatame
    58. Collar chokes from the front mount
    59. Collar chokes from knee on stomach
    60. Collar chokes from the half guard
    61. Collar chokes from the back mount
    62. Collar chokes from the sprawl
    63. Counters for each collar choking technique
    64. Escapes from each collar choke
    65. Foot lock from the closed guard
    66. Foot lock from the open guard
    67. Foot lock from the mount
    68. Foot lock from the side mount
    69. Foot lock from kesa gatame (transition)
    70. Foot lock from kuzure kesa gatame (transition)
    71. Foot lock from the front mount
    72. Foot lock from knee on stomach
    73. Foot lock from the half guard
    74. Foot lock from the back mount
    75. Foot lock from the sprawl (transition)
    76. Counters for each foot locking technique
    77. Escapes from each foot lock
    78. Knee locks from the closed guard
    79. Knee locks from the open guard
    80. Knee locks from the mount
    81. Knee locks from the side mount
    82. Knee locks from kesa gatame (transition)
    83. Knee locks from kuzure kesa gatame (transition)
    84. Knee locks from the front mount
    85. Knee locks from knee on stomach
    86. Knee locks from the half guard
    87. Knee locks from the back mount
    88. Knee locks from the sprawl (transition)
    89. Counters for each knee locking technique
    90. Escapes from each knee lock
    91. Heel hooks from the closed guard
    92. Heel hooks from the open guard
    93. Heel hooks from the mount
    94. Heel hooks from the side mount
    95. Heel hooks from kesa gatame (transition)
    96. Heel hooks from kuzure kesa gatame (transition)
    97. Heel hooks from the front mount
    98. Heel hooks from knee on stomach
    99. Heel hook from the half guard
    100. Heel hook from the back mount
    101. Heel hook from the sprawl (transition)
    102. Counters for each technique
    103. Standing throws
    104. Standing takedowns

    So, if a person were to train at the Harris Academy two days a week for a period of one year, all he or she would have time to do is learn two of each of the above mentioned areas each week (one per class). How much time would there be left for review in the next class? Not much. Why? Because all the student would be doing is learning for most of the class and practicing what they learned for just that one class.

    Now, let's add in one more factor to this equation: Depth of knowledge and understanding!

    Let's focus our attention on JUST ONE of the above mentioned areas:

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    #27. Arm locks from the closed guard.

    Here are a handful of the areas that can be trained within this one subject:

    1. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow in, with a gi.

    2. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow in, with a gi.

    3. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow in, with a gi.

    4. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow in, with a gi.

    5. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow out, with a gi.

    6. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow out, with a gi.

    7. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow out, with a gi.

    8. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow out, with a gi.

    9. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow in, without a gi.

    10. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow in, without a gi.

    11. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow in, without a gi.

    12. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow in, without a gi.

    13. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow out, without a gi.

    14. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow out, without a gi.

    15. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow out, without a gi.

    16. Mechanics of the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow out, without a gi.

    17. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow in, with a gi.

    18. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow in, with a gi.

    19. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow in, with a gi.

    20. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow in, with a gi.

    21. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow out, with a gi.

    22. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow out, with a gi.

    23. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow out, with a gi.

    24. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow out, with a gi.

    25. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow in, without a gi.

    26. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow in, without a gi.

    27. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow in, without a gi.

    28. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow in, without a gi.

    29. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow out, without a gi.

    30. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow out, without a gi.

    31. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow out, without a gi.

    32. A training method for developing accuracy for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow out, without a gi.

    33. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow in, with a gi.

    34. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow in, with a gi.

    35. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow in, with a gi.

    36. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow in, with a gi.

    37. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow out, with a gi.

    38. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow out, with a gi.

    39. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow out, with a gi.

    40. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow out, with a gi.

    41. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow in, without a gi.

    42. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow in, without a gi.

    43. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow in, without a gi.

    44. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow in, without a gi.

    45. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow out, without a gi.

    46. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow out, without a gi.

    47. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow out, without a gi.

    48. A training method for developing timing for the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow out, without a gi.

    49. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow in, with a gi.

    50. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow in, with a gi.

    51. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow in, with a gi.

    52. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow in, with a gi.

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    53. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow out, with a gi.

    54. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow out, with a gi.

    55. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow out, with a gi.

    56. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow out, with a gi.

    57. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow in, without a gi.

    58. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow in, without a gi.

    59. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow in, without a gi.

    60. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow in, without a gi.

    61. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow out, without a gi.

    62. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow out, without a gi.

    63. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow out, without a gi.

    64. A single level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow out, without a gi.

    65. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow in, with a gi.

    66. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow in, with a gi.

    67. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow in, with a gi.

    68. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow in, with a gi.

    69. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow out, with a gi.

    70. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow out, with a gi.

    71. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow out, with a gi.

    72. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow out, with a gi.

    73. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow in, without a gi.

    74. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow in, without a gi.

    75. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow in, without a gi.

    76. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow in, without a gi.

    77. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow out, without a gi.

    78. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow out, without a gi.

    79. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow out, without a gi.

    80. A second level one counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow out, without a gi.

    81. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow in, with a gi.

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    82. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow in, with a gi.

    83. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow in, with a gi.

    84. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow in, with a gi.

    85. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow out, with a gi.

    86. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow out, with a gi.

    87. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow out, with a gi.

    88. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow out, with a gi.

    89. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow in, without a gi.

    90. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow in, without a gi.

    91. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow in, without a gi.

    92. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow in, without a gi.

    93. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow out, without a gi.

    94. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow out, without a gi.

    95. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow out, without a gi.

    96. A single level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow out, without a gi.

    97. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow in, with a gi.

    98. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow in, with a gi.

    99. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow in, with a gi.
    100. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow in, with a gi.

    101. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow out, with a gi.
    102. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow out, with a gi.

    103. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow out, with a gi.

    104. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow out, with a gi.

    105. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow in, without a gi.

    106. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow in, without a gi.

    107. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow in, without a gi.

    108. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow in, without a gi.

    109. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head up, elbow out, without a gi.

    110. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head up, elbow out, without a gi.

    111. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands grabbing, head down, elbow out, without a gi.

    112. A second level two counter to the spinning straight arm lock - hands not grabbing, head down, elbow out, without a gi.

    113. Mechanics of the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on ground, with a gi.

    114. Mechanics of the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on ground, without a gi.

    115. Mechanics of the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on knee, with a gi.

    116. Mechanics of the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on knee, without a
    gi.

    117. Mechanics of the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on belt, with a gi.

    118. Mechanics of the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on belt, without a gi.

    119. Mechanics of the basic bent arm lock - knee pulling, hand on ground, with a gi.

    120. Mechanics of the basic bent arm lock - knee pulling, hand on ground, without a gi.

    121. Mechanics of the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on ground, with a gi.

    122. Mechanics of the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on ground, without a gi.

    123. Mechanics of the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on knee, with a gi.

    124. Mechanics of the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on knee, without a gi.

    125. Mechanics of the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on belt, with a gi.

    126. Mechanics of the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on belt, without a gi.

    127. A training method for developing timing for the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on ground, with a gi.

    128. A training method for developing timing for the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on ground, without a gi.

    129. A training method for developing timing for the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on knee, with a gi.

    130. A training method for developing timing for the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on knee, without a gi.

    131. A training method for developing timing for the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on belt, with a gi.

    132. A training method for developing timing for the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on belt, without a gi.

    133. A training method for developing timing for the basic bent arm lock - knee pulling, hand on ground, with a gi.

    134. A training method for developing timing for the basic bent arm lock - knee pulling, hand on ground, without a gi.

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    135. A training method for developing timing for the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on ground, with a gi.

    136. A training method for developing timing for the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on ground, without a gi.

    137. A training method for developing timing for the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on knee, with a gi.

    138. A training method for developing timing for the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on knee, without a gi.

    139. A training method for developing timing for the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on belt, with a gi.

    140. A training method for developing timing for the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on belt, without a gi.
    141. A single level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on ground, with a gi.

    142. A single level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on ground, without a gi.

    143. A single level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on knee, with a gi.

    144. A single level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on knee, without a gi.

    145. A single level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on belt, with a gi.

    146. A single level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on belt, without a gi.

    147. A single level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - knee pulling, hand on ground, with a gi.

    148. A single level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - knee pulling, hand on ground, without a gi.

    149. A single level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on ground, with a gi.

    150. A single level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on ground, without a gi.

    151. A single level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on knee, with a gi.

    152. A single level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on knee, without a gi.

    153. A single level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on belt, with a gi.

    154. A single level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on belt, without a gi.

    155. A second level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on ground, with a gi.

    156. A second level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on ground, without a gi.

    157. A second level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on knee, with a gi.

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    158. A second level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on knee, without a gi.

    159. A second level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on belt, with a gi.

    160. A second level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on belt, without a gi.

    161. A second level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - knee pulling, hand on ground, with a gi.

    162. A second level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - knee pulling, hand on ground, without a gi.

    163. A second level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on ground, with a gi.

    164. A second level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on ground, without a gi.

    165. A second level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on knee, with a gi.

    166. A second level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on knee, without a gi.

    167. A second level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on belt, with a gi.

    168. A second level one counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on belt, without a gi.

    169. A single level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on ground, with a gi.

    170. A single level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on ground, without a gi.

    171. A single level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on knee, with a gi.

    172. A single level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on knee, without a gi.

    173. A single level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on belt, with a gi.

    174. A single level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on belt, without a gi.

    175. A single level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - knee pulling, hand on ground, with a gi.

    176. A single level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - knee pulling, hand on ground, without a gi.

    177. A single level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on ground, with a gi.

    178. A single level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on ground, without a gi.

    179. A single level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on knee, with a gi.

    180. A single level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on knee, without a gi.

    181. A single level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on belt, with a gi.

    182. A single level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on belt, without a gi.

    183. A second level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on ground, with a gi.

    184. A second level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on ground, without a gi.

    185. A second level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on knee, with a gi.

    186. A second level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on knee, without a gi.

    187. A second level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on belt, with a gi.

    188. A second level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms pulling, hand on belt, without a gi.

    189. A second level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - knee pulling, hand on ground, with a gi.

    190. A second level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - knee pulling, hand on ground, without a gi.

    191. A second level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on ground, with a gi.

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    192. A second level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on ground, without a gi.

    193. A second level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on knee, with a gi.

    194. A second level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on knee, without a gi.

    195. A second level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on belt, with a gi.

    196. A second level two counter to the basic bent arm lock - arms hooking, hand on belt, without a gi.

    197. Mechanics of the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on ground, with a gi.

    198. Mechanics of the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on ground, without a gi.

    199. Mechanics of the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on bicep, with a gi.

    200. Mechanics of the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on bicep, without a gi.

    201. Mechanics of the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on belt, with a gi.

    202. Mechanics of the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on belt, without a gi.

    203. Mechanics of the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on ground, with a gi.

    204. Mechanics of the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on ground, without a gi.

    205. Mechanics of the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on bicep, with a gi.

    206. Mechanics of the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on bicep, without a gi.

    207. Mechanics of the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on belt, with a gi.

    208. Mechanics of the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on belt, without a gi.

    209. A training method for developing accuracy for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on ground, with a gi.

    210. A training method for developing accuracy for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on ground, without a gi.

    211. A training method for developing accuracy for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on bicep, with a gi.

    212. A training method for developing accuracy for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on bicep, without a gi.

    213. A training method for developing accuracy for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on belt, with a gi.

    214. A training method for developing accuracy for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on belt, without a gi.

    215. A training method for developing accuracy for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on ground, with a gi.

    216. A training method for developing accuracy for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on ground, without a gi.

    217. A training method for developing accuracy for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on bicep, with a gi.

    218. A training method for developing accuracy for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on bicep, without a gi.

    219. A training method for developing accuracy for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on belt, with a gi.

    220. A training method for developing accuracy for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on belt, without a gi.

    221. A training method for developing timing for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on ground, with a gi.

    222. A training method for developing timing for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on ground, without a gi.

    223. A training method for developing timing for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on bicep, with a gi.

    224. A training method for developing timing for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on bicep, without a gi.

    225. A training method for developing timing for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on belt, with a gi.

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    226. A training method for developing timing for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on belt, without a gi.

    227. A training method for developing timing for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on ground, with a gi.

    228. A training method for developing timing for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on ground, without a gi.

    229. A training method for developing timing for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on bicep, with a gi.

    230. A training method for developing timing for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on bicep, without a gi.

    231. A training method for developing timing for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on belt, with a gi.

    232. A training method for developing timing for the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on belt, without a gi.

    233. A single level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on ground, with a gi.

    234. A single level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on ground, without a gi.

    235. A single level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on bicep, with a gi.

    236. A single level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on bicep, without a gi.

    237. A single level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on belt, with a gi.

    238. A single level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on belt, without a gi.

    239. A single level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on ground, with a gi.

    240. A single level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on ground, without a gi.

    241. A single level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on bicep, with a gi.

    242. A single level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on bicep, without a gi.

    243. A single level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on belt, with a gi.

    244. A single level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on belt, without a gi.

    245. A second level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on ground, with a gi.

    246. A second level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on ground, without a gi.

    247. A second level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on bicep, with a gi.

    248. A second level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on bicep, without a gi.

    249. A second level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on belt, with a gi.

    250. A second level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on belt, without a gi.

    251. A second level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on ground, with a gi.

    252. A second level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on ground, without a gi.

    253. A second level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on bicep, with a gi.

    254. A second level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on bicep, without a gi.

    255. A second level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on belt, with a gi.

    256. A second level one counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on belt, without a gi.

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    257. A single level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on ground, with a gi.

    258. A single level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on ground, without a gi.

    259. A single level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on bicep, with a gi.

    260. A single level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on bicep, without a gi.

    261. A single level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on belt, with a gi.

    262. A single level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on belt, without a gi.

    263. A single level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on ground, with a gi.

    264. A single level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on ground, without a gi.

    265. A single level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on bicep, with a gi.

    266. A single level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on bicep, without a gi.

    267. A single level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on belt, with a gi.

    268. A single level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on belt, without a gi.

    269. A second level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on ground, with a gi.

    270. A second level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on ground, without a gi.

    271. A second level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on bicep, with a gi.

    272. A second level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on bicep, without a gi.

    273. A second level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on belt, with a gi.

    274. A second level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head up, hand on belt, without a gi.

    275. A second level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on ground, with a gi.

    276. A second level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on ground, without a gi.

    277. A second level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on bicep, with a gi.

    278. A second level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on bicep, without a gi.

    279. A second level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on belt, with a gi.

    280. A second level two counter to the straight arm lock on the shoulder - head down, hand on belt, without a gi.

    So, as you can see, within the subject of arm locks from the guard (#27 on our list of 104 areas listed at the beginning of this article), we have 280 related topics we can train! Whew....

    Is your head spinning after reading all of those possibilities? Mine is after writing all of them!

    Now here’s the kicker: These 280 related topics place a very small scratch on the topic of arm locks from the guard. I could write (and teach) for days on this topic!

    Just as a point of reference, several years ago, I taught one person a series of seven, hour long, private lessons. For the entire seven hours, we focused EXCLUSIVELY on the spinning arm lock from the guard! No throws, no takedowns, no chokes, no leg locks , no escapes and no sweep, just the spinning arm lock from the guard. At the end of the seven hours of training, that person had a better handle on the spinning arm lock. While I did not exhaust everything I knew about the topic (cuz I had another four or five hours of teaching left in me), I had helped the student accomplish a very important objective in his training: Making the spinning arm lock functional!

    Now, most students do not have the level of discipline this gentleman displayed. However, this gentleman had a goal in mind, and he trusted me to help him reach his goal.

    So, now that you have a broader perspective on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I have to ask:

    If a student were to spend each group class learning something new, how much depth of knowledge and understanding would they have on each of the above mentioned topics? Probably not too much, right? How proficient would they become at each topic they had learned? Probably not very proficient, right? So, now that you see how much there is to training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, how long do you think it will take a person to train all or most of the areas within this art? A long time, right?

    Do you now see how watching one class is barely a glimpse of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

    With regard to applying submissions from a standing position, yes, there are a number of them that are possible. However, they are quite difficult to consistently employ without injuring your training partner or opponent. The reason for this is because the opponent still have several “planes of movement available to him or her while standing (i.e. when submission is attempted from the standing position, more avenues of escape are available than on the ground), thus making it hard to employ a submission with a high level of concern for safety. True, if the submission was employed with full power and speed, one could repeatedly get these submissions, but your training partners would not appreciate such efforts!

    Does that make sense?

    OK, one last thing to help you make your choice:

    There are two qualities that make me stand out from all of the other Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructors:

    1. My depth of understanding in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
    2. My willingness to answer questions and explain things in great details on this forum (and others).

    I hope this explanation has been helpful. I look forward to seeing you in class very soon!

    Sincerely,

    Roy Harris

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    you know, in strictly mathmatical terms, jiujitsu (grappling) is a massive equation. never really thought about it in those terms until looking at the way "daddy" put it in this article.

    also have a "slight" interest in applied mathmatics. in just these terms, jiujitsu in a VERY interesting equation.

    mentioning this, because just heard some dirtbag talking about math geeks and the strong athletic types. and this article kinda connect the two. a mathmatician would have to be brainy and strong to study this art/science in depth. a lot of work has been done on kinetics, kinesiology, biomechanics, biochemistry and such, but it would be fun to research the grand unified grappling theory. finding the 1-OMEGA of grappling.

    that would be something.

    thanks.

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    Roy "daddy" Harris

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    yep. if the shoe fits....

    heeheeheeheehahahaha!!!!

    thanks.

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    Shaolin Bushido's picture

    Roy, you are the man. I have your dvd's and I can't imagine an instructor as thorough and clear as you.

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    jleigh's picture

    Roy ... you are the man!

    Showing some support for the fellow JKD-BJJ enthusiasts.

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    greetings again to royharris..... may we call you daddy?

    thanks.

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    HPF's picture

    Mr harris have you read mat thorntons blog. what do you think? he writes on understanding and coaching the next belt level

    http://aliveness101.blogspot.com/

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    lorenzodamarith's picture

    hello,

    yes daddy!!!! thanks for the review. checked out the blog too. he is certainly sure of himself, neh? seems very knowledgeable and eager to share.

    thanks.

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    hello,

    hpf? have heard of mattthornton. where is this blog? would like to see it.

    thanks.

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    Gerald Rhoades's picture

    well this made me feel like crap.......lol
    oh well, gotta get on it....

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    And that was just link one! That is some info!!! Checking link 2!

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