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Jiu-Jitsu right here, right now!

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brighton and Hove at Ivam Maciel BJJ
With the summer holidays almost over, it’s time to reset your goals for the rest of the year. For many it will be ‘the standard’ to lose weight and get in shape (burn what you have added on the summer holidays). What about you do that and as a bonus learn a new skill and meet new people, becoming part of something? Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great way to reach these goals and improve your overall quality of life. I will give you a few reasons (check below) why I believe you should (at least) try Jiu Jitsu. I promise to you, you will be hooked!

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1 – Great Workout/Get in Shape
After our 90-minute Jiu Jitsu class, your body and gi (jiu-jitsu uniform) will be soaked in sweat. Jiu Jitsu is a great workout that incorporates every part of your body. From the warm ups consisting of jogging and calisthenics to the continued movement throughout the classes, you will be expanding and contracting muscles you might not of ever used before. Even for experienced practitioners, this will be a great workout especially if they work with a heavy training partner or drill their techniques at a faster pace. After the warm ups and drilling, the rolling will really elevate the heart rate. You and your training partner will now be providing resistance and will be working to advance position and submit your training partner. Not all rounds of rolling need to be a 100% battle, especially if there is a major gap in skill level or size. Training partners can flow roll or S-train for a great cardio workout that can incorporate the techniques learned during the class. BJJ classes have been reported to burn between 400 to 1,000 calories per session depending on your size and the pace and intensity of the classes.

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2 – More Fun Than a Regular Gym
Most of us have been members of a regular gym and we know the routine. There is leg day, chest day, back day, cardio day and it is a very monotonous routine that can get very boring, very quickly. There is also a feeling of individualism and isolation when it comes to going to a regular gym. You might have a workout partner or friend, but in many cases you go in there and workout with the weights, machines, and treadmill on your own for an hour or so and go home. There is not the same sense of community and other interaction with others like there is a Jiu Jitsu class.

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3 – Meet New People, be part of the team
Let’s be honest, here in England it can be hard to meet new people. It is even harder to meet quality people you would want to interact on with on a daily or weekly basis. Jiu Jitsu classes are a great way to meet new people. It could take time to warm up to teammates and vice versa, but if you give it time, you will make great friends. Part what makes Jiu Jitsu practitioners very friendly is that they work out their stress and are constantly humbled on the mat, which keeps their ego in check.

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4 – Test Your Comfort Zone
In life we often get comfortable in our routines of school, work, socializing, family time, and paying bills. There is safety in the comfort of doing what we do and knowing what we know. In many cases we are good at being a good employee, business owner, friend or parent. What happens when you start something new from scratch as an adult where it is almost guaranteed you will struggle for a certain amount of time before you start getting better? While the struggle is painful, the personal growth and pride from overcoming a challenge is very rewarding and can open your eyes to other opportunities in life to help reach your human potential.

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5 – Build Confidence
The combination of the points above are in some ways parts of a recipe for building your self-confidence. We have been helping many people who have gained the confidence they needed to pursue the life they deserve through Jiu Jitsu. Make the first step today, give us a call 01273 411486 and book your FREE 1st session and enjoy Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, be part of the family!

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Training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Brighton

Why should you come train with us?

  • Learn an art straigh from the source makes a huge difference. As well as the techniques, detailed explanations in the ways of Brazilian martial culture and lifestyle will take you to the next level. Those you won’t find learning from an foreign;

  • Beginner classes available daily, all levels welcome;

  • Full time Dojo: Weekly flexible timetable + Sunday sessions;

  • …try us out today! Your first class is FREE! Call 01273 411486 or e-mail us on info@bjjbrighton.com

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The purpose of this article is to answer any questions you might have about starting to train in BJJ, and your first class in particular. Every school is different, but this article will help you understand how WE do at Ivam Maciel BJJ Academy. You’ll find a glossary of basic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu terms at the bottom of this article. This is to help you understand any technical words used here or in your first class.

Just Visiting? We work on ‘open doors policy’ so, if you just visiting Brighton and already train elsewhere, we welcome you to visit, train and roll at any of our locations. Come over, meet the team, the coach and ask questions before ever getting on the mats. Obviously, DON’T BE LATE!

What to Wear If you starting from fresh, you’ll need to figure out what to wear. Here at BJJ Academy we try to make things as easier as we can for you. For your first week of training, you don’t need to own a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi, we actually will lend you one free of charge for you to have an experience and see if BJJ it’s for you before you spend money buying your own gi. Just show up at the Academy and we will help you out with it. After one week, you will need to buy a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi if you continue training, we also offer good prices on our in-house store, you can buy it straight from us.

Hygiene Make sure your finger and toe nails are well-groomed. If you have long hair, you’ll want to put it up in a ponytail or bun during class. You should also remove any piercings to prevent injuries.

Your First Class As we have mentioned above, the best thing to do is to show up a at least 15 minutes early to introduce yourself to the instructor and check out the school (if you haven’t visited already). You’ll need to sign a waiver and you ready to go. Before class starts, you’ll have a chance to get dressed and stretch out on the mats. Be sure to get everything ready before class starts so you don’t have to miss anything.

Warm-ups Most of our classes start with a group warm-up, such as running laps and doing push-ups, followed by solo drills like forward and backward breakfalls and shrimping. Those last three moves will probably be new to you, so just watch what everyone else is doing and try to copy them. These are to help you learn how to fall safely and move your hips on the ground. Don’t worry if you don’t get the exercises correct at first—no one does on their first day, and they take a little practise. Just give it your best try and the instructor or a higher belt (who will be assisting you during your first class) will make sure you learn to do it right.

Techniques After warm-ups, you’ll be partnered with someone and go to your own section of the mats to be taught your first lesson. At BJJ Academy you will practice a beginner curriculum (Drill #1), which includes: Guard pass to side control – Taking mount from side control and your first submission ever, the Americana armlock from mount.

Basic Rules * No striking, punching or kicking. * No eye gouging or hair pulling. * No twisting or grabbing fingers. * No slamming (picking someone up and dropping them). * No heel hooks (twisting the foot or knee). * No neck cranks. Remember that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is designed to be trained safely without serious injury. These rules are to help keep you and your training partners safe and healthy.

Tapping The normal way you signal submission in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to tap your opponent three times. When you tap, make sure you do it hard enough that your partner can feel it; or tap yourself or the mat where they can see and/or hear it; or verbally tap by saying “Tap!”; or loudly tap the mat with your foot so they can hear it. Likewise, be aware of your training partner tapping and stop whatever you are doing when he does so. Tapping is just part of training and there is no shame in it. Don’t worry about winning or losing. Just try the techniques you’ve learned to the best of your ability and tap when you need to, ideally before it hurts.

Sparring At BJJ Academy the class concludes with live sparring. The coach will match you up with a sparring partner(s), and you will practise (roll) for 5 minutes round. At the start of each round, you’ll begin by facing your partner on your knees. When you’re both ready shake hands and start to roll: try out your techniques, stopping whenever one of you taps and restarting from knees.

After Class With class over, you might have more questions, now you’ve trained for the first time. If you enjoyed the class and want to continue training, you can also discuss prices and setup a schedule. I hope this answers any questions you might have about what your first day could be like at Ivam Maciel BJJ Academy. Good luck in your future training.

Glossary Americana — A basic submission where the arm is bent and twisted towards the head in order to crank the shoulder. Also called American armbar, bent armlock, chicken wing, hammer lock, paint brush, top wrist lock, ude garami, and v-lock.

Breakfall — The techiques for safely falling to the ground, such as after a throw. To breakfall means to execute a safe fall to the mat. Also called rollovers and ukemi.

Gi — The uniform worn when training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Also called kimono.

Guard — A number of positions in grappling where the person on bottom is defending themselves and controlling the person on top using their legs. Closed guard is where the position is held with one’s legs wrapped around their opponent’s waist with their ankles crossed. Open guard

Guard pass — A technique done in order to get around or “pass” someone’s guard, ending with them securely holding a dominant position. Attempting to perform these techniques against an opponent is called passing the guard.

Heel hook — A submission where the heel is used to twist the leg and possibly tear the knee.

Mount — A dominant position in grappling where the person on top sits straddled across the torso of the person on bottom. In a self defense situation, the person with mount would be able to strike without much threat of being struck back. In grappling, mount offers the leverage and control to effect chokes and armlocks. The person on the bottom is considered mounted.

No-gi — Refers to training without the gi, usually wearing shorts and a T-shirt

Hip escape — A drill done to train proper hip movement while on one’s back. It is an important part of many escapes and techniques. It is called hip escape because of it is used in combination with the elbow in several escapes.

Side control — A number of dominant positions in grappling where the person on top pins the opponent, usually with chest to chest contact. Also called crossbody, cross-side and side mount. Many particular holds from side control have specific names, such as 100 kilos and scarf hold.

Sweep — A technique done from guard to put an opponent on their back and allow one to come up on top. To sweep means to successfully perform such a technique.

Take the back — To gain one of the most dominant positions in grappling (called rear mount) on an opponent’s back. From here, one can strike (in self defence situations) or choke with little fear of retaliation.

Weave — The type of fabric a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi is made from. Single weave is one of the thinnest types, making it good for hot weather training. Double weave is twice the thickness of single, and gold weave is somewhere between the two. Summer weave is the lightest and most easily torn.

Upa — A bridging movement where you lie on your back and lift your hips off of the ground. Used in the basic bridge-and-roll mount escape.

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Best jiu-jitsu instructor in Brighton

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What an awesome couple of weeks we had at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. On Sunday (19th) five of our competitors went to TUFF Grappling Challenge and done a great job bringing 6 shinning medals back home. On Friday (24th) Coach Ivam Maciel promoted to Purple Belt Dan Fitzgerald, Mehdi Falahi, Dave Rintoul and Fraser Cook, also got promoted to Blue Belt Rich Caplan. All those guys are competing regularly and doing a good job at the Academy helping the beginners and the rest of the team on their way up. While this all happening here in the UK, back in Brazil our friend Bruno Cardoso also got promoted to his Purple Belt by his Coach Fabio Costa. Congrats!

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On Saturday 25th our Guildford crew went to NAGA and made the all team proud. By displaying great grappling skills they manage to bring back home a few Gold and Silver medals as well as a very good looking championship belt!

All those results in competitions and belt promotions are showing that we are in the right way, all the hard work made by every single one in the club has paying off. Let’s keep it up, the future is bright for our team/family! Ossss

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BJJ in Brighton and Hove

Start Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu today with us!

  • Be part of Brighton’s premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club;

  • Learn from the BJJ highest belt rank in South East;

  • Flexible timetable, daily classes including Sunday;

  • …and now limited time offer: only £69.95 per month!

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The purpose of this article is to answer any questions you might have about starting to train in BJJ, and your first class in particular. Every school is different, but this article will help you understand how WE do at Ivam Maciel BJJ Academy. You’ll find a glossary of basic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu terms at the bottom of this article. This is to help you understand any technical words used here or in your first class.

Just Visiting?
We work on ‘open doors policy’ so, if you just visiting Brighton and already train elsewhere, we welcome you to visit, train and roll at any of our locations. Come over, meet the team, the coach and ask questions before ever getting on the mats. Obviously, DON’T BE LATE!

What to Wear
If you starting from fresh, you’ll need to figure out what to wear. Here at BJJ Academy we try to make things as easier as we can for you. For your first week of training, you don’t need to own a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi, we actually will lend you one free of charge for you to have an experience and see if BJJ it’s for you before you spend money buying your own gi. Just show up at the Academy and we will help you out with it. After one week, you will need to buy a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi if you continue training, we also offer good prices on our in-house store, you can buy it straight from us.

Hygiene
Make sure your finger and toe nails are well-groomed. If you have long hair, you’ll want to put it up in a ponytail or bun during class. You should also remove any piercings to prevent injuries.

Your First Class
As we have mentioned above, the best thing to do is to show up a at least 15 minutes early to introduce yourself to the instructor and check out the school (if you haven’t visited already). You’ll need to sign a waiver and you ready to go.
Before class starts, you’ll have a chance to get dressed and stretch out on the mats. Be sure to get everything ready before class starts so you don’t have to miss anything.

Warm-ups
Most of our classes start with a group warm-up, such as running laps and doing push-ups, followed by solo drills like forward and backward breakfalls and shrimping. Those last three moves will probably be new to you, so just watch what everyone else is doing and try to copy them. These are to help you learn how to fall safely and move your hips on the ground. Don’t worry if you don’t get the exercises correct at first—no one does on their first day, and they take a little practise. Just give it your best try and the instructor or a higher belt (who will be assisting you during your first class) will make sure you learn to do it right.

Techniques
After warm-ups, you’ll be partnered with someone and go to your own section of the mats to be taught your first lesson. At BJJ Academy you will practice a beginner curriculum (Drill #1), which includes: Guard pass to side control – Taking mount from side control and your first submission ever, the Americana armlock from mount.

Basic Rules
* No striking, punching or kicking.
* No eye gouging or hair pulling.
* No twisting or grabbing fingers.
* No slamming (picking someone up and dropping them).
* No heel hooks (twisting the foot or knee).
* No neck cranks.
Remember that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is designed to be trained safely without serious injury. These rules are to help keep you and your training partners safe and healthy.

Tapping
The normal way you signal submission in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to tap your opponent three times. When you tap, make sure you do it hard enough that your partner can feel it; or tap yourself or the mat where they can see and/or hear it; or verbally tap by saying “Tap!”; or loudly tap the mat with your foot so they can hear it.
Likewise, be aware of your training partner tapping and stop whatever you are doing when he does so.
Tapping is just part of training and there is no shame in it. Don’t worry about winning or losing. Just try the techniques you’ve learned to the best of your ability and tap when you need to, ideally before it hurts.

Sparring
At BJJ Academy the class concludes with live sparring. The coach will match you up with a sparring partner(s), and you will practise (roll) for 5 minutes round. At the start of each round, you’ll begin by facing your partner on your knees. When you’re both ready shake hands and start to roll: try out your techniques, stopping whenever one of you taps and restarting from knees.

After Class
With class over, you might have more questions, now you’ve trained for the first time. If you enjoyed the class and want to continue training, you can also discuss prices and setup a schedule.
I hope this answers any questions you might have about what your first day could be like at Ivam Maciel BJJ Academy. Good luck in your future training.

Glossary
Americana — A basic submission where the arm is bent and twisted towards the head in order to crank the shoulder. Also called American armbar, bent armlock, chicken wing, hammer lock, paint brush, top wrist lock, ude garami, and v-lock.

Breakfall — The techiques for safely falling to the ground, such as after a throw. To breakfall means to execute a safe fall to the mat. Also called rollovers and ukemi.

Gi — The uniform worn when training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Also called kimono.

Guard — A number of positions in grappling where the person on bottom is defending themselves and controlling the person on top using their legs. Closed guard is where the position is held with one’s legs wrapped around their opponent’s waist with their ankles crossed. Open guard

Guard pass — A technique done in order to get around or “pass” someone’s guard, ending with them securely holding a dominant position. Attempting to perform these techniques against an opponent is called passing the guard.

Heel hook — A submission where the heel is used to twist the leg and possibly tear the knee.

Mount — A dominant position in grappling where the person on top sits straddled across the torso of the person on bottom. In a self defense situation, the person with mount would be able to strike without much threat of being struck back. In grappling, mount offers the leverage and control to effect chokes and armlocks. The person on the bottom is considered mounted.

No-gi — Refers to training without the gi, usually wearing shorts and a T-shirt

Hip escape — A drill done to train proper hip movement while on one’s back. It is an important part of many escapes and techniques. It is called hip escape because of it is used in combination with the elbow in several escapes.

Side control — A number of dominant positions in grappling where the person on top pins the opponent, usually with chest to chest contact. Also called crossbody, cross-side and side mount. Many particular holds from side control have specific names, such as 100 kilos and scarf hold.

Sweep — A technique done from guard to put an opponent on their back and allow one to come up on top. To sweep means to successfully perform such a technique.

Take the back — To gain one of the most dominant positions in grappling (called rear mount) on an opponent’s back. From here, one can strike (in self defence situations) or choke with little fear of retaliation.

Weave — The type of fabric a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi is made from. Single weave is one of the thinnest types, making it good for hot weather training. Double weave is twice the thickness of single, and gold weave is somewhere between the two. Summer weave is the lightest and most easily torn.

Upa — A bridging movement where you lie on your back and lift your hips off of the ground. Used in the basic bridge-and-roll mount escape.

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MMA classes in Brighton & Hove

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If you are looking to start in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) you should check out our classes. Open to all levels, there are three regular classes per week which will help you to understand and help you to make the first step in one of the world’s fastest growing sport today.

MMA sessions at BJJ Academy are available every Tuesday @ 6pm. Bring gloves + gumshield + shin guard.

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All classes are taught by Coach Ivam Maciel himself, Ivam’s credentials in MMA are probably one of the best in the South of England (2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA professional record of 4-0-0). Ivam’s from Curitiba, Brazil hometown of the legendary Chute Boxe Academy (Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Shogun and many other MMA stars); In order to keep improving Coach Ivam makes regular trips to Brazil and the USA, training/learning in places like Brigadeiro BJJ, American Top Team, De La Riva and Kings MMA in California. So if you thinking about training in MMA we have a lot to share, and nothing’s better than learn straight from the source!

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If you still have any questions regarding those classes feel free to give us a call on 01273 411486 or drop an e-mail: mcivam@hotmail.com See you on the mats!

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February has been a very busy month for us at Ivam Maciel Brighton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy. Straight after competing at the Europeans (back in January) our team got back in the domestic scene full on! The results of February were awesome and we are looking forward for more training and competitions along the year. Be part of this team, join us today! No matter your level, even if you haven’t train before, no problem. We will make you ready for it, you just need to make the first step.. Show up at the Academy! Check out a few pictures of February of our Medal Chasers. Osss

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Starting in BJJ? No worries!

Thinking to start in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
Here is what to expect on your first class at BJJ Academy

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The purpose of this article is to answer any questions you might have about starting to train in BJJ, and your first class in particular. Every school is different, but this article will help you understand how WE do at Ivam Maciel BJJ Academy. You’ll find a glossary of basic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu terms at the bottom of this article. This is to help you understand any technical words used here or in your first class.

Just Visiting?
We work on ‘open doors policy’ so, if you just visiting Brighton and already train elsewhere, we welcome you to visit, train and roll at any of our locations. Come over, meet the team, the coach and ask questions before ever getting on the mats. Obviously, DON’T BE LATE!

What to Wear
If you starting from fresh, you’ll need to figure out what to wear. Here at BJJ Academy we try to make things as easier as we can for you. For your first week of training, you don’t need to own a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi, we actually will lend you one free of charge for you to have an experience and see if BJJ it’s for you before you spend money buying your own gi. Just show up at the Academy and we will help you out with it. After one week, you will need to buy a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi if you continue training, we also offer good prices on our in-house store, you can buy it straight from us.

Hygiene
Make sure your finger and toe nails are well-groomed. If you have long hair, you’ll want to put it up in a ponytail or bun during class. You should also remove any piercings to prevent injuries.

Your First Class
As we have mentioned above, the best thing to do is to show up a at least 15 minutes early to introduce yourself to the instructor and check out the school (if you haven’t visited already). You’ll need to sign a waiver and you ready to go.
Before class starts, you’ll have a chance to get dressed and stretch out on the mats. Be sure to get everything ready before class starts so you don’t have to miss anything.

Warm-ups
Most of our classes start with a group warm-up, such as running laps and doing push-ups, followed by solo drills like forward and backward breakfalls and shrimping. Those last three moves will probably be new to you, so just watch what everyone else is doing and try to copy them. These are to help you learn how to fall safely and move your hips on the ground. Don’t worry if you don’t get the exercises correct at first—no one does on their first day, and they take a little practise. Just give it your best try and the instructor or a higher belt (who will be assisting you during your first class) will make sure you learn to do it right.

Techniques
After warm-ups, you’ll be partnered with someone and go to your own section of the mats to be taught your first lesson. At BJJ Academy you will practice a beginner curriculum (Drill #1), which includes: Guard pass to side control – Taking mount from side control and your first submission ever, the Americana armlock from mount.

Basic Rules
* No striking, punching or kicking.
* No eye gouging or hair pulling.
* No twisting or grabbing fingers.
* No slamming (picking someone up and dropping them).
* No heel hooks (twisting the foot or knee).
* No neck cranks.
Remember that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is designed to be trained safely without serious injury. These rules are to help keep you and your training partners safe and healthy.

Tapping
The normal way you signal submission in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is to tap your opponent three times. When you tap, make sure you do it hard enough that your partner can feel it; or tap yourself or the mat where they can see and/or hear it; or verbally tap by saying “Tap!”; or loudly tap the mat with your foot so they can hear it.
Likewise, be aware of your training partner tapping and stop whatever you are doing when he does so.
Tapping is just part of training and there is no shame in it. Don’t worry about winning or losing. Just try the techniques you’ve learned to the best of your ability and tap when you need to, ideally before it hurts.

Sparring
At BJJ Academy the class concludes with live sparring. The coach will match you up with a sparring partner(s), and you will practise (roll) for 5 minutes round. At the start of each round, you’ll begin by facing your partner on your knees. When you’re both ready shake hands and start to roll: try out your techniques, stopping whenever one of you taps and restarting from knees.

After Class
With class over, you might have more questions, now you’ve trained for the first time. If you enjoyed the class and want to continue training, you can also discuss prices and setup a schedule.
I hope this answers any questions you might have about what your first day could be like at Ivam Maciel BJJ Academy. Good luck in your future training.

Glossary
Americana — A basic submission where the arm is bent and twisted towards the head in order to crank the shoulder. Also called American armbar, bent armlock, chicken wing, hammer lock, paint brush, top wrist lock, ude garami, and v-lock.

Breakfall — The techiques for safely falling to the ground, such as after a throw. To breakfall means to execute a safe fall to the mat. Also called rollovers and ukemi.

Gi — The uniform worn when training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Also called kimono.

Guard — A number of positions in grappling where the person on bottom is defending themselves and controlling the person on top using their legs. Closed guard is where the position is held with one’s legs wrapped around their opponent’s waist with their ankles crossed. Open guard

Guard pass — A technique done in order to get around or “pass” someone’s guard, ending with them securely holding a dominant position. Attempting to perform these techniques against an opponent is called passing the guard.

Heel hook — A submission where the heel is used to twist the leg and possibly tear the knee.

Mount — A dominant position in grappling where the person on top sits straddled across the torso of the person on bottom. In a self defense situation, the person with mount would be able to strike without much threat of being struck back. In grappling, mount offers the leverage and control to effect chokes and armlocks. The person on the bottom is considered mounted.

No-gi — Refers to training without the gi, usually wearing shorts and a T-shirt

Hip escape — A drill done to train proper hip movement while on one’s back. It is an important part of many escapes and techniques. It is called hip escape because of it is used in combination with the elbow in several escapes.

Side control — A number of dominant positions in grappling where the person on top pins the opponent, usually with chest to chest contact. Also called crossbody, cross-side and side mount. Many particular holds from side control have specific names, such as 100 kilos and scarf hold.

Sweep — A technique done from guard to put an opponent on their back and allow one to come up on top. To sweep means to successfully perform such a technique.

Take the back — To gain one of the most dominant positions in grappling (called rear mount) on an opponent’s back. From here, one can strike (in self defence situations) or choke with little fear of retaliation.

Weave — The type of fabric a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gi is made from. Single weave is one of the thinnest types, making it good for hot weather training. Double weave is twice the thickness of single, and gold weave is somewhere between the two. Summer weave is the lightest and most easily torn.

Upa — A bridging movement where you lie on your back and lift your hips off of the ground. Used in the basic bridge-and-roll mount escape.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Brighton

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Winter Grading 2014, let’s celebrate!

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What a day! First of all BJJ Academy would like to thank you all who attended to our annual grading event! In special to our guests Roger Payne & Alex De Souza who taught an amazing seminar sharing their skills with our students.

Check below who got promoted on their belt rank:

Purple Belt: Tim Cowboy, Simon Staples, & Julian Adjare;

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Blue Belt: Luke Kidson, Michael Barnett, Damien Walker, Breno Tedros, James Hill, Stuart Crosby, George Jackson, James Davies and Amy Richhold.

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This year we celebrated also an awesome number of medals won in competition, thanks to our ‘Medal Chasers’ our team got to 83 medals during the year, which brings back good memories and makes wonder how good 2015 can be! Let’s keep the hard work. Osss!

Learning BJJ Through Digital Content

Luckily for all martial arts, the recent upsurge in popularity, media exposure and brand recognition of organizations such as Metamoris and the UFC have helped propel mixed martial arts into the mainstream. This rise to prominence has also had a positive affect on the way in which we source content to learn about our respective martial arts.

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We now have the luxury of accessing educational apps and content directly from our smartphones and gadgets. Helping us prepare for sessions before actually rolling on the mat or going through submissions, has never been more attainable and easier to prepare for.

What has driven the app market?

Wall Street Journal reported that in 2013 that app sales were up 62% from the previous year. This was driven by the increase in smartphone usage per gaming developers Gaming Realms, the company behind portal PocketFruity. Causing the app market to be worth a reputed $25 billion according to Gartner Inc.

What BJJ apps are recommended as educational tools for all levels of learning?

iBJJ is an interesting one to start off with as it has 82 Gi and No-Gi BJJ submissions, advancements, escapes and drills. All of the techniques are meticulously broken down into frames unlike in the majority of video tutorials.

The iBJJ app has been devised by instructor and 1st degree black belt Nate Ryan, who co-owns the Mass BJJ gym. He received his black belt from Gracie Barra Boston.

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Secondly, there’s Roy Dean BJJ Academy which is a free app that helps the user learn the art of BJJ through a series of animated and video tutorials. It will walk the user through the basics of BJJ, angles and submissions.

All of the educational videos and instructions are courtesy of Roy Dean and his academy teachers. It’s a fun way to learn BJJ and Dean says it will “open your eyes to the art of Jiu-Jitsu.”

And finally, there’s iBudokan’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu app, which is available to download for free and has an extensive community of users. It’s ideal for all levels of learners, with 5 different grades; from beginner to competition standard techniques. The techniques are walked through by BJJ black belt Olivier Michailesco, who also holds a black belt in judo, too.

We only touching the surface with these three apps as more hit the app stores daily. So, we’d like to know which BJJ apps you use to source information on techniques? Leave your comments below.

BJJ training now only £59.95!

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Attending requests, we are glad to announce a special deal for those who would like to become member of the club, however have limited time to attend classes. Now only £59.95 for two classes per week! If you currently pay £10 per class (£20 per week) you would save over £20 straight-way! Also, you can cross training MMA classes at any time or even upgrade your membership for unlimited option if you wish. But hurry, we can only offer 5 memberships at this price.. BE FIRST!! For more info call 01273 411486 or visit our Dojo in Brighton at 90 Boundary Road – BN3 7GA. Osss!

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