GB Techniques: Self Defense

This week, Gracie Barra studies Self Defense techniques in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

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Here are 4 Self Defense techniques by Gracie Barra instructors.

1) Defending Strikes And Closing Distance
GracieBarra America Irvine In this lesson we focus on defending against the “haymaker”.  We also go over the basic elements of closing distance.

2) Defend the Headlock then Take Down the Attacker 

Coach Mark Mortensen of Gracie Barra Twin Cities shows a classic Bjj escape from headlock

3) Mount Escape Bridge from Headlock 

Prof. Flavio Almeida of Gracie Barra Scottsdale shows one of the most important escapes in jiu-jitsu.

4) Guard With Punches Posture Control

Prof. Diogo Ferreira of Gracie Barra Scottsdale shows how to defend from the guard and avoid punches.

read also on Gracie Barra : 6 Guard Technique Videos from Gracie Barra

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