Move of the week 7/23/12
Remember, position for submission. The most common beginner mistake when attacking the back is to attack too aggressively and risk losing the position entirely. Keep both hooks in and methodically look for the collar or the arm. If you can maintain the back long enough your partner is going to give one of the two up. Remember to keep at least one underhook in until you get the collar. Fishing for the collar with both hands at the same time is a sure fire way to loose the back and wind up back on the bottom.
Jiu Jitsu is all about giving your partner everything they want….. and just a little more. Hip throws present themselves when your opponent pushes into you. Instead of pushing back, (that’s muscle, not Jiu Jitsu!), hit your hip throw. Do not try to throw your partner unless they are giving you the energy for it. Practice this set up only when your partner leans into you. Jumping into the throw position with no energy for the throw only gives your partner the advantage. Feel which way your partner wants to go, then take them there!