Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Basic Volume 1:

Closing the Distance, Takedowns and Essential Mount Escape Techniques

(61 Menit)


Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Basics During the early 1930ís Helio Gracie, the mastermind of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, became Brazilís first fighting legend. His first-born son, Rorion, began practicing this method of self-defense at the age of 2. In the late 70ís, after graduating Law School at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rorion decided to bring his familyís techniques to the United States. In 1993, Rorion Gracie created the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) with the objective of answering the age old question: Which martial art was the most effective for a real street fight ? Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was the answer when his brother Royce defeated representatives of Karate, Kung Fu, Savate, Wrestling, Boxing, Kick-boxing, among others in the no-holds-barred arena.


It is a fact that 95% of all real fights go into a clinch and eventually end up on the ground. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is the only martial art that effectively addresses ground fighting - the most important aspect of any real fight. These simple and effective techniques do not require strength, speed, or coordination.

Rorion and Royce share simple techniques for taking the fight to the ground and stabilizing the mounted position. Also, in a real fight, you are most vulnerable when you are on the ground and your opponent is on top of you. In this video you will learn easy, practical ways to get out of this most dangerous situation.


00:37†††††††††† Closing the Distance (the Clinch)

03:16†††††††††† Take-downs

21:53†††††††††† Stabilizing the Mounted Position

30:20†††††††††† Upward Hip Lift Escape

44:21†††††††††† Elbow Escape