Ralphie Uses the Mount to Beat the Tar out of Scut Farkus


I’ve never been one to start putting up the Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving but this year we wanted to feel more festive.  We looked in our collection of decorations.  There was nothing for Thanksgiving.  We had a few pictures the kids had done at school but it was not enough.  So this year we broke with tradition and put the Christmas stuff up early.  We followed it up with watching The Christmas Story. Once again I keep seeing BJJ every where I go.  After all these years I did not notice until today that Ralphie put Scut Farkus in the mount before beating the tar out of him.  Scut of course did no know any escapes and just got wailed on.  It just goes to show you how a solid principle like gaining and maintaining mount is universal in its application.  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu may not be the original author of the mount but its where I learned it.  It is also where I learned to make very good use of it in self defense just like Ralphie.  Keep swinging Ralphie!

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Advanced Brazilian Jiujitsu Techniques by Marcelo Garcia

My copy of Advanced Brazilian Jiujitsu Techniques is in the mail!  Years ago I bought, The X-Guard: For Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, No Gi Grappling, and Mixed Martial Arts, it was the first book I had by Marcelo.  I found the full color pictures and step by step examples very helpful, not to mention the X-Guard itself!  I am hoping this new book will be just as good or better.  I will be sure to do a review when it arrives.  He could not have timed it better.  It is like getting a early Christmas present.  Smile

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MMA Fighter Uses BJJ Rear Naked Choke to Stop Robbery

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in action on the street

Brent Alvarez is a MMA fighter with a (2-2-0) record according to MixedMartialArts.com.  But I think he had his best fight yet when he bagged a bad guy.  I always like to see BJJ in action.  This isn’t the first video I’ve seen of the Rear Naked Choke in action on the street.  I don’t think it will be the last.  Those of you who watch the MMA fights or practice Jiu-Jitsu know what he could have done to the guy once he had control.  He showed in my opinion what discipline BJJ teaches by not hurting the robber.  He also reiterated what I and other have said that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be a gentle art.  He didn’t have to throw any punches or kicks.  He got to back control and neutralized any threat the thief could be to others or himself.  Well done, Brent!  Thank you for showing the world the power and effectiveness of BJJ while taking another criminal off the street.

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