GB Learning : Intermediate Jiu-jitsu : Attack Combinations

This week Gracie Barra Learning will feature some videos on attack combinations from different positions for intermediate and advanced level jiu-jitsu students.

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Once a jiu-jitsu student has learned enough techniques for various situations in a match, they should start to think in terms of combinations.

A single, straightforward submission attack is difficult to get on an experienced opponent. Your opponent knows what you are attempting to do and is not going to let you do it! As soon as they detect what you are doing, they immediately put up their defense.

Advanced jiu-jitsu belts develop attacks utilizing technique combinations. The principle of action – reaction is the secret behind successful attack combinations.

Your opponent defends your primary attack and by doing so, exposes themselves to the second attack in your combination. We see this concept all the time in boxing where the old “1 – 2” combination of jab – cross remains a highly effective punching combination.

Let’s take a look at some easy to learn attack combinations by Gracie Barra black belts.

Hip throw to sacrifice throw

Closed guard choke and armlock

Mounted choke to armlock

Paper cutter choke to Kimura

What is YOUR favorite technique combination?

See also on Gracie Barra : Escapes: Secret to Freeing Up Your Jiu-jitsu

Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam
Twitter: @MarkMullenBJJ