When you hear the term “self-defense,” you typically think of punch protection, distance management and multiple attackers, but the reality is these only encompass 10% of self-defense.
It’s always good for your Jiu-Jitsu when students engage in fight simulation training where one student plays the role of an un-trained attacker and the other acts as the Jiu-Jitsu student. The role of the attacker is to use strikes to teach the other student where they are exposed during their movements. The student utilizing Jiu-Jitsu must subdue the attacker using strikes, submissions, takedowns, and standard control positions.
The biggest superstars of Jiu-Jitsu, Leandro Lo, Rodolfo Vieira and Marcus Buchecha recently had some fun together with a ‘Taparia’ or slap-jitsu session.
It may seem strange, but taparia training is one of the most important ways to maintain a good routine in self-defense training for real street combat situations. The idea in the end is to teach them distance management, to act efficiently and to react without fear.
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5x world champion Bernardo Faria, has released his Foundations of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which will give you the best solid foundation for your game at any level and give you plenty of new material to work on. Check it out at BJJ Fanatics!