Sub 'n Surf - Costa Rica

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Sub n' Surf Costa Rica

Who else wants to learn Jiu-Jitsu as it was intended to be, as a super power?

My goal and intention for my 2016 Sub & Surf 2016 training camp was to instill in the participants the idea that Jiu-Jitsu was created as a martial art for fighting, an art that when practiced with the right intention, philosophy, and concepts can allow smaller individuals to overcome larger individuals.


What was covered in this camp?

I chose to focus the first 2 days on the stand up techniques of Jiu-Jitsu because almost all confrontations will start from the feet and of course our knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu has to start from there. For safety many schools always start from the knees and this has left a gaping hole in many people’s Jiu-Jitsu skills. I agree with safety but training Jiu-Jitsu as a Martial Arts means being safe in any confrontation, including from your feet. This is a lost aspect that used to be a major part of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

I also wanted to show and explain the concepts of the open guard for fighting. Jiu-Jitsu is the only Martial Art that uses the guard. So it is very important how to manage distance and understand the elements an opponent needs to pass or hurt you and how to take those elements away.

I also wanted to focus on a position we rarely see being taught in Jiu-Jitsu but can be devastatingly effective, the Scarf Hold. By using this position I also show how to properly use weight distribution and the effects it can have on an opponent forcing them to make mistakes like tap out or give up positions or limbs they normally would not.

Throughout the camp, we talked about the ideas on why Jiu-Jitsu is the most effective art for self-defense and explained the concepts and theory of each position and how to train it with these ideas in mind.


Skill Level: Basic - Advanced

What Will I Learn?

 The difference between self-defense and "street defense" as it was taught to me by Rickson Gracie, inspired by years of life or death street fighting in Brazil. I'll be sharing with you the way Rickson taught me to train Jiu-Jitsu, with this sort of samurai mindset where it does matter whether or not your technique is effective, so they better be unstoppable.

 After 15 years as a bouncer and doorman at some of the hottest nightclubs in LA, I can tell you that Rickson's style of Jiu-Jitsu is not only effective in real-life situations, but it is just as effective at finishing fights from the feet as it is from the ground. 

 The 5 hidden street defense mistakes that will get you killed if you get picked on by the wrong opponent, and how to train them so you can stay safe when it counts.

 How to make sure your opponent is never comfortable and they can never rest, physically or psychologically, so that you always have the advantage and it's only a matter of time. 

✓ And so much more!


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