Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Reference

   This page is to be used as a quick reference to study various sweeps, takedowns, positions, submissions and defences. It is not meant as an end all be all of the style, but as a growing educational tool for students to refresh their memory or study new techniques.

   ~ E.J. Rudiger

Backwards Break-fall 

Partners Action: Push from the front


S1. Tuck your chin so your head doesn't whip back on the ground.

S1. Bend your knees and hips and squat low.

S1. Cross arms to touch each shoulder and brace for impact.

S2. Butt hits the ground and roll back.

S3. Slap the ground with your palms to dissipate the rolling momentum.

S4. Pull Guard!

Front Roll-Out Break-fall 

Partners Action: Push from behind


S1. Lean your head back with your arms wide apart.

S1. Bend your knees and drop them to the ground.

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