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My Two Cents: Grapplers


My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – Being able to defend yourself is nothing new, but in today’s world, it’s become even more important.

In the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, self defense is just one of the many benefits of the training. It’s a discipline.  It’s respect.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on “grappling”, especially ground fighting.  BJJ was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting, and eventually came to be its own combat sport.

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Jesus and Jiu-Jitsu

L to R: Brian Marvin, Carlo Serrano, John Renken

L to R: Brian Marvin, Carlo Serrano, John Renken

Last year I learned a lot about myself and about life in general. To the surprise of most, those lessons were not learned at church or in school. I learned them while practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! The biggest lesson I learned is that when it comes to difficult situations, posture is everything.

Allow me to explain.

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, good posture is everything.  The name of the game is breaking your opponents base.  If you can get the other guy off balance, you will almost always be in a position to finish. I know this because as a white belt, I am usually the guy who is off balance!  I have been submitted by guys who are 60 pound lighter than I am simply because of their good posture and technique and my poor posture.  My natural tendency is to try to “muscle” out of bad situations. While I am using brute force, the other guy is patiently waiting and conserving energy until I either get tired or lose my base (posture). Posture matters.

The Bible talks about good posture often. «Read the rest of this article»


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