Be honest with us: could your BJJ escapes be polished up a little bit? Could they use some work? Yeah, they probably could… Because, even if you are comfortable with your escapes, you still tap out every now and then. Which means that you could be better.
Here’s an easy way to improve them. It’s all about putting yourself in bad situations – and then doing nothing.
Nick “Chewy” Albin explains.
A SIMPLE WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR BJJ ESCAPES
A really simple and effective way to become extremely good at escapes in Jiu-Jitsu is to put yourself in bad situations – and try to survive there for as long as possible.
That is to say: you can’t use escape techniques. For instance, if someone mounts you, you’re forbidden from escaping this position. Rather, you’re going to put all of your effort into not getting submitted.
This will do two things for your Jiu-Jitsu. First, you’ll become comfortable in bad spots, because you now understand that you can push through them. And second, you’ll become really good at defending against submissions.
Both of these are a prerequisite for becoming excellent at BJJ escapes. Chewy explains more – as well as how to utilize this principle in training – on the video below: