GB Home Training

Are you feeling a little “cooped up” these days? Missing the regular classes at the Gracie Barra school?
You are not alone. In addition to not having an outlet for our physical energy, we might feel that all of those hard won Jiu-Jitsu skills are going to wither up and blow away during our forced layoff.
While there is no substitute to regular training at the GB school, there are a few things that we can do to keep our Jiu-Jitsu momentum outside of the school. And we will feel better too!
Check out these videos from Gracie Barra Texas in Houston with Prof. Draculino
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GBK, Juniors & Teens Home solo drills

“In this video professor Roberto show the kids how to stay active at home with some solo drills made and adapted specially for the kids, juniors and teens.”
GB2 Class & Drills with professor Draculino

Prof. “Draculino” also did a live online class on GB Online > GB2 Live Training w/ Draculino which you may have viewed.
Here are some more ideas for you for staying sharp outside of the GB school:
1) GB Online has stepped up and is providing online FREE classes for those students who want to keep doing some Jiu-Jitsu.
Check it out here if you haven’t already registered for GB Online. It is a wealth of resources for Gracie Barra students.
2) Physical fitness training. There are many things we can do to stay fit even if the gym is closed. Bodyweight workouts can get a sweat going and keep up conditioning even with little or no equipment.
Free standing squats
Alternating lunges
Push ups with varying hand placements
Loop your belt around a stair banister or other secure fixture and perform bodyweight rows
Various abdominal exercises on the floor
You will feel a lot better after getting your blood moving! There are a TON of resources online for bodyweight workouts.
3) Jiu-Jitsu solo drills. I’ve noticed an abundance of videos on social media of different bjj instructors and students getting down on the floor and performing bridges, hip escapes, leg dexterity movements and so on. This will keep your muscles and Jiu-Jitsu specific movement patterns sharp.
4) A few fortunate students may have an extra room in their house with some puzzle mats on the floor. It may not be large enough to do full on rolling, but some focused drilling with a training partner will definitely improve your skills.
How are YOU staying active with your Jiu-Jitsu at this time?
Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Asia