photo: hands of Paolo Miyao
written by Nick Chewy Albin of chewjitsu.net
Do you ever have jacked up fingers after BJJ training because you fight for grips too much?
I was this way for a long time in Brazilian Jiujitsu. With my grip fighting I would hold on to each grip with everything I had.
Now after years of trial and error and plenty of dinged up fingers. I like to train more intelligently than that.
Now, in most cases when I’m training. If I feel my partner start to prepare to rip my grip off.
I simply let go.
Once their hand comes back within range I regain my grip.
I know this is a stupid simple piece of advice and might seen counter intuitive. Letting go of the grip.
But it’s been massively helpful for me in my Brazilian Jiujitsu training.
While I still have sore fingers or hands from time to time. For the most part I don’t experience super sore or injured fingers very often.
I even do this during BJJ competitions believe it or not.
So if you’re suffering from messed up fingers from BJJ training. Put this tip into use during your Brazilian Jiu-jitsu rolling and see if it helps.
Hope the video helps!