Week 7: Leg Grabs and Passing Guard Mastery at Gracie Barra

Welcome back to another thrilling week at Gracie Barra! As we hit the midway mark of the GB Curriculum, Week 7 is packed with techniques to elevate your Jiu-Jitsu expertise. Let’s dive into the exciting lineup of classes awaiting you.

For GBK Classes (LC I & II / Juniors):

Week 7 kicks off with a focus on wrist grab escapes and guard passes, emphasizing essential self-defense skills. Delve into the nuances of guard retention and breaking the guard from both the top and bottom positions. These skills contribute to a well-rounded and effective Jiu-Jitsu arsenal.

GB All-Levels Program:

Experience the double leg turning the corner technique as we transition to sport Jiu-Jitsu. Learn the art of breaking the guard with an over-the-leg pass and explore detailed exercises for improving guard passing skills. Our instructors will showcase effective submissions from the top mount, adding depth to your repertoire.

GB1 Fundamentals:

Week 7 spotlights distance management – a critical aspect of Jiu-Jitsu. Master the body lock takedown for securing side control. Explore opening the guard and mastering passes to side control in sport Jiu-Jitsu. Transition seamlessly from guard position to side control and then to mount with the GB1 drill. Test your skills in specific training sessions and live rolls.

GB2 Advanced Classes:

For advanced practitioners, Week 7 offers a deep dive into advanced techniques. Explore the art of leg grabs at an advanced level and master the double leg takedown with an inside hook trip. Tackle the intricacies of the spider guard pass, a high-level skill requiring finesse. Professors will demonstrate a lasso guard pass with a knee slide and a single leg takedown from an arm drag, adding sophistication to your Jiu-Jitsu toolkit. Cap off the class with specific training exercises to refine your newfound skills.

🗣️Word of the Week: Mindset

Before we delve into the specifics of the classes, let’s explore our Word of the Week – “Mindset.” In Jiu-Jitsu, mindset is the key to success. It’s about approaching each challenge with determination, resilience, and a positive attitude. As we tackle leg grabs and passing guard this week, keep in mind how your mindset shapes your Jiu-Jitsu journey, fostering growth and resilience on and off the mat.

We’re thrilled about the learning journey that lies ahead in Week 7. Each class is carefully designed to enhance your understanding of Jiu-Jitsu, from self-defense to sport Jiu-Jitsu and advanced techniques. Our dedicated instructors are here to guide you every step of the way. Embrace the challenges, foster a positive mindset, and let’s make this week another milestone in your Jiu-Jitsu journey! 🥋🌟


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