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What’s new in TRUJITSU?

First off, my apologies for the delay in posting blogs. Most of you know, unless you have been under a rock,  the focus has been more on creating content for the TjX show.

However that’s no excuse, so we will be updating more blog posts for the foreseeable future. We promise.

What should the first welcome back topic b?

Let’s start with TRUJITSU news.

What’s new? A lot! The best way to describe what’s new with TRUJITSU is by highlighting just a few of the many great moments shared by TRUJITSU athletes and affiliate academies over the last few months.  Just a few, so here we go...

TRUJITSU Unified makes the podium for every category at JJWorld League. Again. 

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Outliers Jiu Jitsu wins Elite 8! Congrats Professor Jeremy Barden and Outliers crew. 

Outliers Jiu Jitsu wins Elite 8! Congrats Professor Jeremy Barden and Outliers crew. 

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Delano Jiu Jitsu Club makes a wave in San Francisco!! Congrats coach Eric Juarez and Ryan Galvan and Delano Crew!

TRUJITSU has a new Black Belt. Congratulations to Professor James Morales. (54 years young). and still Guyama gripping opponents half his age.

TRUJITSU has a new Black Belt. Congratulations to Professor James Morales. (54 years young). and still Guyama gripping opponents half his age.

TRUJITSU Bakersfield aka BBJJ wins 2018 Season Championship after double First place Academy awards. 

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Michael Walker jumps up 2 weight classes and wins the IBJJF LA PRO!

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Kylie Baker wins The AD Grand Slam London. 

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Excelsior Jiu Jitsu makes a wave at the IBJJF Orlando Open. 

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TRUJITSU athletes win Gold at 2019 IBJJF PAN. Congrats Ryan Galvan and Andrew Lowrimore.

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Blacksmith JiuJitsu makes a wave at JJWorld League.

 

TRUJITSU Unified invades JJWorld League Fullerton (as seen on TJX Show episode 7) capturing trophies in 5 separate divisions. Thank you to all TRUJITSU affiliate Academies able to attend the event. Your awesome work and comeradre showed.

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The overall message of TRUJITSU is about accomplishing goals with out needing to live an unbalanced life by neglecting responsibilities to train. Jiu Jitsu should bring balance to your life, not take it away.

Thank you to these TRUJITSU representatives across the country that are proving you can accomplish great things, and still live a balanced life.

Leg Lock attacks? No problem. Let's connect the dots again. #12

Ok..

Here we go again.

It's been a while since we have "blogged". Forgive me, but you should be watching TRUJITSU on YouTube anyways : ).

If you have been, then you probably already realized that's where my focus has been. Thank you by the way.  However.. some still like the reading stuff, so I decided to throw another one or two on the table.

 

What better topic to elaborate on than the latest TRUJITSU rule # 10.

Here is what it boils down to. If you decide to jump into the latest "sub only" tournament, and your opponent likes to attack your feet or legs, then never let your toes line up in front of your knee.

Words may not explain this easily so I have decided to break this into two segments, and as always include pictures to better illustrate what we are trying to accomplish.

 

Long Story short, follow rule 10 and your Leg Lock issues probably start to disappear with little effort.

 

To explain in the simplest words, keeping your knee in front of your toes frames your leg and tucks your feet away from your opponent's hook. If your opponent can't hook your leg, they lose the opportunity to attack your leg or foot for that matter.

To help illustrate this subject I called upon two of my favorite Jiu Jitsu ladies, Jill and Kylie Baker.

 

Below is an example of one scenario where it is important to keep your knee positioned in front of your toes.

The first sequence shows Jill successfully hooking Kylie's leg for a sweep and leg attack.

 

Notice Kylie's left leg. This is a common occurrence from X Guard and single X. 

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This image below shows Kylie placing her knee forward and basing lower, which prevents Jill from capturing the leg.

 

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The beauty of Jiu Jitsu is that anything can happen. There are several approaches to attacking your opponent's leg. However the defense is often very simple in almost every case. To be continued my friends..