UFC vet Tim Kennedy, a BJJ black belt & US Army Ranger knows a thing or two about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, especially for MMA so he released an interesting video on How to Fight using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Tim Kennedy.
In this video, Tim Kennedy teaches the class at Gracie Humaita in Austin, Texas.
He starts off with a stand up technique: First a snap down, and then a snap down to double leg tackle if the guy postures up.
Kennedy has some great details on how to make the technique more effective.
Kennedy on BJJ:
“Do you know what’s harder than fighting? Recovering from getting your a** kicked. Trust me I know! While punching and kicking is fun and also looks really cool to watch; one of the most important things is being able to dictate where a fight happens. When you look at the list of successful champions in mix martial arts names like Chuck Liddell, Jon Jones, or George St-Pierre you will see one thing in common.
If you were going to create a Venn diagram the skill that overlaps all of them would be their ability to dictate whether the fight is on the feet or on the ground. Chuck Liddell got highlight knockouts from being able to stuff takedowns and hit you with a big right hand. If you’re getting the better of a fighting exchange with Joh Jones prepare to be put on your back and pummeled into oblivion. Stinking Georges St-Pierre can just put you anywhere that he wants you.
If you want to be a good standup fighter. You are going to have to learn how to fight from the ground. Every single current UFC champion has their baseline martial art been a different form of grappling and usually it is wrestling. In this class, we dive into some basics in wrestling. We toss some friends on their ears… welcome to Brazilian jujitsu.”
Learn how to wrestle in the gi from one of BJJ’s most successful champions ever, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida.
Buchecha explains his concepts around how to read his opponents and choosing which takedown is best, how he breaks stubborn grips, and how even much smaller fighters can still find success by focusing on these fundamentals.