Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a combat sport developed ages ago by Asian monks. It is a way to defend oneself through various techniques of ground fighting and grappling. The techniques used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu have evolved with a focus on fighting a stronger competitor and nullifying this advantage. While fighting, a stronger or larger opponent has advantage of better reach which he can translate into harder strikes. However, ground fighting does not provide this advantage.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu uses tactics that involve throwing and tackling the opponent on ground. For this, the fighter needs to use the primary bases of his body hips and shoulders. This requires a lot of practice, especially if the opponent is stronger. Once the opponent is on the ground, a fighter can use various Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques to force the opponent to submit. The fighter has to aim to get a dominant position. This requires him to have a strong attack as well as defense mechanism. A fighter has to plan his moves and gauge his opponent’s moves to successfully win over him.
The submission holds used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be broadly divided into two groups joint locks and chokeholds. Joint locks can be defined as a position where a fighter isolates a joint of his opponent. This move is very painful. The fighter can use pressure to put his opponent’s joint out of motion so that he can control his entire body and force him to submit.