Grappling & Brazilian JiuJitsu tonight!

Submission Grappling & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program headed by UK BJJ champion, BJJ blackbelt & Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW) Coach Mark ‘Spenna’ Spencer. Officially opening next week, tonight will serve as an introduction. Tonight we will carry on our exploration of attacking from the guard position, tonight with Gogoplata & Locoplata.

Submission Grappling & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Submission Grappling & BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and choke holds to defeat the opponent.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Huddersfield BJJ

MMA Tonight

MMA tonight at TheFightLab
We have 2 fighters fighting C-class MMA next month, so fight prep starts tonight. We’re going to be working on a lot of takedown defence & closed guard submissions. Bring sparring kit. Beginners welcome.

Reality Based Training

Every time you learn a new skill to a good level of competence, you give yourself options that you wouldn’t have had, and any one of them just might be your key to surviving a potential threat to life event one day. Personal Protection options steer us away from the physical, this is then supported with a tool box of hand-to-hand skills as our main foundational tools. 

Some obvious Self Protection skills would include:

Environmental awareness

  1. Does my assailant have friends nearby? Could this become multiple attacker situation.
  2. Is this a bad area? 
  3. Am I restricting my movement? Flat soled shoes I can’t run in. Jeans I can’t kick or knee in. A tight shirt I can’t strike in.
  4. Am I in a restricted area? A subway? A room with only 1 exit. A toilet cubicle. Many professional bouncers, when going to the toilet on the job lock themselves in the cubicle instead of using the urinal in case of an attack from behind.

Verbal Self Defence (talking someone down)

  1. Don’t answer a question with another question, escalating the situation.
  2. Correct use of body language. Non-combative & non-threatening.
  3. Take the conversation off in a different direction.

The ultimate progression for these said skills can be developed with realistic scenario training that will allow us to apply our skill under adrenaline based, replicated circumstance to prepare for a likely event.