Getting up from the Ground

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One aspect of my approach to Jiu-jitsu is to always concentrate on my weaknesses. As a relatively big guy, 6ft & 225lbs (not all of it muscle), I am often able to establish a dominant position if I really want to.  However, this doesn’t mean that I don’t often end up on my back or in bad positions. Therefore, learning how to defend myself in these positions is important to me.

One of the skills that I work on is how to get up properly if I find myself on the wrong end of a takedown or if my opponent suddenly disengages from me on the ground and stands up. The first move on the video above demonstrates the most common way that you can get up from the ground. It is useful for both grappling and self defense. The rest of the moves are very useful for grappling situations…..

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2 thoughts on “Getting up from the Ground

    dannicus said:
    December 4, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    I hear ya there brother, us big guys, being on the bottom can be a very bad thing. I am committed to working from my back. I want to perfect my game from the bottom. It’s definitely the harder of the two places to be. Good Luck bro!

    jiujitsu365 said:
    December 4, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks Dannicus.

    I know what you mean. Depending on strength and weight is not always the best option to take, even if it is the easiest one….

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