Basic Jujitsu Moves to Learn

Basic Jujitsu Moves to Learn

When students begin learning Brazilian jiu jitsu they will learn various different Brazilian Jujitsu moves on their path of becoming a great martial artist.  This page will briefly cover and categorize some of the many different jujitsu moves.


Rolls and Sweeps

The first category of moves that can be used in Brazilian jiu jitsu are rolls or sweeps.  A sweep is used to unbalance your opponent in a way that either knocks him off his or her feet or places them in a position that is towards your advantage.


Chokes and Submissions in Jiu Jitsu

The second category of moves is another kind of submitting move.  Joint locks are any kind of move that causes the opponent to suffer from unnatural or contorted joint positions.  If these are applied to a strong enough degree it may cause serious damage to the body.  Some names of these moves are the “arm bar” or “americana”.

The next category of jujitsu moves that can be used in Brazilian jiu jitsu are chokes.  Chokes are moves used to submit an opponent that involves applying tension and pressure to the arteries of the neck in order to submit your opponent with a “tap”.  Some examples of different kinds of chokes are the “rear naked choke” and the “triangle choke”.


Passing and Take Downs in Jiu Jitsu

Another category of moves in jiu jitsu are passes.  A pass involves a certain movement that allows one opponent to advance to a better position.

The last category of jujitsu moves are different kinds of throws or “take downs”.  These moves are usually used initially while both of the opponents are standing and involve one opponent taking down the other opponent to the ground.

There are a few other moves in Brazilian jiu jitsu that don’t really fit into these main categories, such as “shrimping or “sprawling”, but the categories of Brazilian jujitsu moves listed above are a good starting point for jujitsu moves you will be learning!

Originally posted 2016-11-02 21:31:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter