Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that has become increasingly popular for its effectiveness in real-life self-defense scenarios. There are plenty of the advantages for using BJJ in a real-life situation.
BJJ is known for its expertise on the ground, which means that it teaches practitioners how to defend themselves and even take down an opponent while on the ground. This can be particularly useful in real-life situations where you may find yourself on the ground during a physical incident.
BJJ techniques are designed to be practical and effective, with a focus on grappling, joint locks, and submissions that can be applied in real-life self-defense situations. Practitioners learn to use their opponent’s momentum and force against them, making BJJ an effective self-defense tool for people of all sizes and strengths.
Finally, BJJ training can help to build self-confidence, as practitioners learn to defend themselves and become more comfortable with physical contact and close-quarters combat. This self-confidence can be invaluable in a real-life self-defense situation, where the ability to stay calm and assertive can be critical to staying safe.
This is exactly what happens in a video that went viral recently. A BJJ practitioner can be seen utilizing the crucifix position to disable his opponent and wait for a law enforcement officer.
The crucifix position is a dominant position that allows the practitioner to control and attack their opponent. It is achieved by controlling one or both of the opponent’s arms while being in a top position, usually from side control.
In the crucifix position, the practitioner sits on the opponent’s upper back while their legs control the opponent’s arm.
From this position, the practitioner can attack with a variety of submissions. The crucifix position is often used in BJJ competitions as well as in real-life self-defense situations. However, it requires a high level of skill and technique to achieve and maintain, as the opponent can potentially escape if the practitioner makes any mistakes in their control or attacks.
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