Readers ask: How To Handle A Heavier Jiu Jitsu Player?

Is BJJ good against bigger opponents?

Playing guard against bigger opponents in BJJ means playing with distance. When fighting from a distance, your best bet against a larger opponent is guards like the Spider guard, De La Riva guard or any other lapel guard. The basic idea is to keep your opponent eat a distance so you neutralize their weight advantage.

What is Jiu Jitsu rolling?

In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, rolling is an all-encompassing term for sparring or drilling at varying degrees of intensity. BJJ practitioners may specify the degree of intensity by using a qualifier such as flow rolling (a low degree of intensity) or hard rolling (a high degree of intensity).

What is Spider Guard?

The spider guard is an open guard in which you’re using both your arms and legs to control your opponent’s arms. To set it up, you begin by gripping each sleeve of your opponent’s gi jacket and placing the soles of your feet on their biceps, near the elbow crease.

Is BJJ for big guys?

Big guys are technical also! Applying ones bodyweight and being heavy is an important skill in bjj – not just for the big guys.

How do you grapple someone?

Squeeze your bicep and forearm closed and push the person’s head forwards with your other arm. Hold the choke for 10-20 seconds and slowly lower the person to the ground. You can also subdue your opponent by jabbing them in the eyes, striking their nose with your palm, or kneeing them in the groin.

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