One of the best books out there for the BJJ beginner or white belt is Jiu-Jitsu University by Saulo Ribeiro. I learned the Scoop from Saulo’s book at home when I was first getting started. It was easy for the more experienced belts to get my back then. When I learned to Scoop they still tapped me out but I began to survive. It was the first step in improving my game. Chris and Justin demonstrate the Scoop in my video from last nights class. We call it Monday Night Magic because Chris always comes with magic moves for us to learn.
Some of the finer points of the Scoop I want to point out are:
- Don’t slide down to far. If you end up nearly flat on your back all your opponent has to do for a Arm Bar is swing a leg around.
- Keep the points you win. What I mean by that is when you get that first leg off make sure you keep the same side elbow down. Don’t let them get back ground they have lost.
Even for advanced students I think the Scoop is good to know.
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