Most BJJ players tend to focus mainly on strength and conditioning rather than flexibility.
Flexibility is so important in Jiu-Jitsu because it really makes all the vast number of techniques much easier to do (for ex gogoplata, inverted guard etc..). Increasing flexibility is going to help you in your Jiu-Jitsu, especially your guard, speed recovery and can make you less injury prone.
Think of all the extremely flexible BJJ players: BJ Penn, Nino Schembri, Cobrinha, Keenan Cornelius, Roleta, Eddie Bravo, Royler Gracie, Ryan Hall, Michael Langhi etc…What do they all have in common? They have amazing impassable guards and are all very flexible.
In this awesome video top BJJ black belt and world champion Gezary Matuda does a yoga flow with Yoga for BJJ‘s very own Sebastian Brosche.
You can follow along and and enjoy this great flow that is perfect for jiu jitsu athletes and competitors. It is great for all levels and is a good home workout and introduction to what a vinyasa yoga class would be like with Yoga for BJJ.
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