Monday, February 20, 2012


One of the chokes I've been most vulnerable to has actually come after I've passed guard. A good reminder on the importance of maintaining posture from Os Bros Mendes.

At seminars we’re always talking a lot about ‘posture,’ how you position yourself so that even if you’re light you make yourself heavy, and even when you’re heavy you manage to be quick. Posture comes first, before pass techniques, since if you have good posture, you can frustrate your opponent, keep your base firm and attack at the right moment; when you don’t have good posture, even if you know thousands of guard pass variations, your opponent will sweep you before you get to try the first of them.