Sometimes it’s the Simple Things….

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Recently, I have been analyzing a lot of videos to learn more intricate techniques. However, watching this clip of Marcelo Garcia reminded me that often simple techniques is all it takes to be dominant in BJJ.

At the 42 second mark of the video he captures his student in a rudimentary wrist lock. At 4 min and 58 seconds Garcia performs a basic step over guard pass. Both moves required timing, but I don’t think anyone would doubt that they could pull off the same technique with ease.

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5 thoughts on “Sometimes it’s the Simple Things….

    Louisville Jiu Jitsu School said:
    July 17, 2009 at 10:03 am

    YouTube is a great resource for any sport. Especially martial arts. There are a ton of videos that well allow you to learn techniques by step instruction or my watching them done full out!

    jiujitsu365 said:
    July 18, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I agree. I have seen many techniques in videos, practiced them on my own and then used them w/little trouble in class.

    For self motivated people it is a great tool.

    Conan said:
    July 18, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Wow, there were so many basic techniques Garcia used, but the way he’s able to link them all together to make it look effortless is amazing.

    jiujitsu365 said:
    July 20, 2009 at 12:45 am

    You’re right Conan,

    I know many basic techniques but being aware of what to do at the proper moment is something Garcia seems to be an expert at doing.

    Tree Frog said:
    August 21, 2009 at 12:47 am

    I love the little flick of the tape Garcia does near the end. It’s like he’s relaxed and playing caromboard out there.

    Marcelo makes that guy feel like me every time I go up against my instructor. The sensation of helplessness does fuel the desire for rapid improvement though.

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