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Encyclopedia of Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu

I’ll preface this that i’m a nerd.  When I started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, I went ,on a book buying, video downloading, you tube watching and blog reading Brazilian Jiu-Jistsu frenzy.  It was an information overload.   I didn’t read or watch any of  it, I didn’t have enough of a Jiu-Jitsu context to absorb all the content I had purchased.

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Encyclopedia is a book that overwhelmed me as a brand new white belt.    As a three year white belt  I have begun to read and digest all this information.

To be real I have to ingest all of this material.  I just can’t train as much as I would like due to a litany of injuries that have been hammering my body.

The Encyclopedia of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a three volume set of Jiu-Jitsu is a numerated list and explanation of techniques.  Volume 1 is labeled Attacks from the Guard listing 175 total attacks.   Attacks include reversals, sweeps, armlocks, kneebars and chokes from the guard.  Each attack has photos with explanation text.

There is one thing The Encyclopedia of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu does not have . . . . an index.

In an effort to stay sharp while on injured reserve.  I started to read and name every technique.  Then I realized there was a method to the madness of the order of techniques.   Here are the first 27.  I stopped at 27 of 75 because these are the only ones I have experience with.

Encyclopedia of Jiu-Jitsu  Volume 1 Techniques

  1. Closed Guard  to Back Take  with sleeve control
  2. Hip Bump Sweep
  3. Closed Guard to Kimora
  4. Closed Guard to Simple Sweep
  5. Closed Guard to Cross Choke Palm Up
  6. Closed Guard to Cross Choke Palm Down
  7. Closed Guard with Sleeve Collar Control to Triangle
  8. Closed Guard to Flower sweep opponent leg up
  9. Closed Guard to Armbar with momentum
  10. Closed Guard to Armbar ( Arm is Pulled ) to Omaplata
  11. Closed Guard to Armbar with Kneebar
  12. Hip Bump Sweep to Guillotine Choke
  13. Closed Guard to Armbar weaving arm
  14. Closed Guard to Underhook to Cross Choke
  15. Closed Guard to Spider Guard to Omaplata
  16. Closed Guard to Eziekiel
  17. Closed Guard to Armbar to Triangle
  18. Closed Guard to Wristlock
  19. Bicep Push Sweep
  20. Closed Guard to Armbar trapping arm with Jacket Tip
  21. Shine control sweep shin to stomach pulling knee
  22. Shine control sweep shin to stomach pulling knee
  23. Closed Guard to Bicep Sweep (stopped) to armbar
  24. Closed Guard to Bicep Control to Triangle
  25. Bicep Control to Omaplata
  26. Closed Guard to Shin Control to feet on shoulders to forward roll.
  27. Shin control to Arm wrap Grab knee sweep (Careful of Bicep Slicer)





Talk About It – You don’t have to live through injuries alone.

Just drilling for me today.

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Today was my first day back at training in BJJ in 3 months.  I’ve been shying away from training because of my pinched nerve.

I learned a big lesson today.

Talk about IT.  Whatever IT is, don’t be afraid to tell others.  There are others going through the same thing.

So, that’s just what I did.  I pulled my professor to the side and told him exactly what was happening with my pinched nerve.  He looked at me asked me if I liked to train, I said yes then proceeded to give me tips on how to stay safe, with a pinched nerve.

  • Watch out for Triangles. Putting them on people and trying to fight through them.
  • Play Sit up Guard, avoid spider and inverted guard at all costs.  Those guards put way too much pressure on the neck.
  • Pre-Tap to submissions, If its in place there is no need to fight it.
  • Make sure your training partners know that your on light duty.
  • Have fun.

Once I began to share with others in the locker room about my symptoms my teammates started to share also.

Its easy to have pain and discomfort to isolate you and stop your activity.  The truth is even if it hurts you have to keep moving.  Sitting still makes it worst.  Its imperative to move forward and do your Brazillian Jiu Jistu for your ability and listen to your body and not your ego.


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