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February 19
White Belt
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Blue Belt
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Purple Belt
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Brown Belt
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Black Belt
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February 11

If there was a Jiu Jitsu Super Bowl…

Who would you like to see in it? No weight classes, no time limits, just two best of the best of all time against each other (comment below)

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January 30

Half Guard vs Full Guard? 

Share why you prefer one of the other…

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February 04
Marcelo Garcia
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Gordon Ryan
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Roger Gracie
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Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida
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13 votes
January 16
• Edited (Jan 16, 2024)

What’s the most challenging part of escaping the back?

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January 10

💡What videos you would like to see in RŌL TV?

Click on the link and share your ideas

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https://rolacademy.tv/community/channels/content-requests 

January 09
• Edited (Jan 09, 2024)
January 02

What’s your favorite Jiu Jitsu book? 

List title and author in comments

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December 26, 2023

Judo vs Jiu Jitsu

Judo and Jiu-Jitsu, though sharing roots in Japanese martial arts, diverge significantly in philosophy, techniques, and objectives. Judo, founded by Jigoro Kano, emphasizes throws and takedowns, with the primary goal of immobilizing or throwing an opponent to the ground for a swift victory. In contrast, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), an offshoot of Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, prioritizes ground fighting and submission grappling, focusing on positional dominance and forcing opponents into submission holds.

While both arts share a groundwork, Judo tends to involve more stand-up techniques, emphasizing explosive throws and quick finishes. Jiu-Jitsu, on the other hand, thrives on a slower, more strategic ground game, where practitioners seek advantageous positions before attempting submissions. Judo competitions often conclude with a throw or pin, while BJJ contests frequently involve a points system based on positional control and submission attempts.

Additionally, the training culture varies; Judo places a strong emphasis on randori (free practice) with resistance, while BJJ encourages sparring sessions where practitioners can explore techniques at varying intensities. These nuanced differences highlight how Judo and Jiu-Jitsu, while sharing historical ties, have evolved into distinct martial arts with unique methodologies and areas of expertise.

December 18, 2023

What is Headquarters position? 

The headquarters position in Jiu-Jitsu is a versatile and strategic ground control where a practitioner establishes dominance over their opponent. This position is achieved by placing one leg between the opponent's legs while controlling the upper body. Commonly associated with the butterfly guard, the headquarters position allows the person on top to control the distance, apply pressure, and set up various attacks. The top grappler often utilizes knee pressure to immobilize the opponent's hips, making it challenging for them to escape or counter.

From headquarters, a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner can transition to different passes, sweeps, or submissions based on the opponent's reactions. It serves as a central hub for offensive and defensive movements, enabling the top player to dictate the pace and dictate the flow of the ground engagement. Mastering the headquarters position is crucial for any grappler seeking to dominate their opponents with precision and control.