Blogs

HOW TO COUNTER A YOUNGER OPPONENT

  • Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 2.17.01 PM

    HOW TO COUNTER A YOUNGER OPPONENT

    BERNARDO FARIA AUGUST 8, 2016
     

    Many times at seminars, the older guys that train Jiu Jitsu always seem to ask me how to beat the younger guys on the mats. Some of the older guys have a difficult time dealing with the speed, flexibility and the athleticism of the youthful Jiu Jitsu students. In a nutshell, there is something simple you can do, to do this. It is to slow the game down.

     

    Younger guys want a fast paced, scramble based fight to beat guys that have less athletic attributes. Don’t worry about trying to keep up with the pace. Instead bring the pace to where you feel comfortable. Use your positions well. Say you are working on passing your partner’s half guard. Don’t worry about doing it quickly. Grind the pass with your pressure, weight and balance.

     

    Many times, the slow, pressure filled passes and positions will cause those younger guys to lose some of their technique and take them out of their comfort zone. Work from those places as much as you can. It’s about being able to dominate from passing with pressure and locking the positions where you can use your best techniques.

     

    Also while being aware of new school guards and techniques is smart, you don’t have to use them, you just have to know how to defend them. Much of the younger guys want to invert, roll and do flashy techniques. But in the end, slowing down the game will largely prevent those techniques from working. For example, it is difficult to berimbolo someone when a person uses their weight and pressure to pass low before it can be completed. In my Instructional “The Pressure Passing Encyclopedia 4 DVD Set” (Click Here to check out. I show 47 different ways of passing that will help you to slow down your young opponents when you are on top.

     

    It is a very insightful training supplement that will help you to slow down the pace in Jiu Jitsu and be able to beat the young bucks that will look to take advantage of their own physical attributes. With age, your Jiu Jitsu should be able to adapt to your own physicality’s. This is how you can successfully adapt. So, for you older guys on the mats, keep working hard and use some of the information. The young guys will certainly see your prowess on the mats!

     

    A good example about this, was my match against Leandro Lo in the 2016 Pan-Ams Open Class Finals. I was trying and insisting with the same pass during the whole match, being able to slow down his game and playing my game.

     

    I hope you guys enjoy it.

    OSSSS

     

    Continue Reading Bernardo Faria

More Blog Entries

  • What are McGregor's chances of knocking Floyd Mayweather out? Depending on who you listen to - usually if they're an MMA or a boxing fan - either Conor 'The Notorious' McGregor's left hand will be a huge threat to Floyd Mayweather on August 26th, or he won't be able to lay a glove on arguabl...
  • Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather to box in 8oz gloves as NAC Approved CONOR MCGREGOR and Floyd Mayweather’s application to box in 8oz gloves has been accepted.   “McGregor can fight in any brand he prefers or chooses. I'll be wearing 8 oz Grant gloves. Whatever advantage McG...
  • UFC 1 Losers: Where are they Now?   For the Ultimate Fighting Championship, November 12 1993 represented genesis, and in the coming years, the brand would emerge as a realistic alternative to wrestling. The very first UFC event was also broadcast at a time when the very fabric of the hea...
  • These are the figures reported to the athletic commission. Champions also get PPV points and cut of the number of pay-per-views sold. Jon Jones: $500,000 (no win bonus)beat Daniel Cormier: $1,000,000 Tyron Woodley: $500,000 (no win bonus)beat Demian Maia: $110,000   Cristiane Justino: $...
  • Woodley vs. Maia at UFC 214 Wasn't the Lowest Strikes in a Title Fight Dana says here in the post fight presser that it's the least punches thrown in a UFC - 5 Round Title Fight. That is incorrect. STATS: Woodley landed 57, Maia landed 28 Totaling: 85 Demian Maia vs. Anderson Silva at UFC ...
  • UFC 214 takes place Saturday, July 29th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California Main Card (Live on PPV, 10:00 PM ET) -Jon Jones defeated Daniel Cormier by Knockout (Head Kick Finishing with Punches, Round 3, 3:01)-Tyron Woodley defeated Demian Maia by Unanimous Decision (50-45, 49-46, 49...
  • Mayweather vs. McGregor to be Presented Live in U.S. Cinemas Saturday, August 26   Fathom Events Partners with Mayweather Promotions to Deliver Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Blockbuster to the Big Screen   DENVER – July 24, 2017 – The unprecedented showdown...
  • UFC on FOX 25 took place Saturday, July 22nd, at the NYCB Live in Uniondale, New York. Main Card (Live on FOX, 8:00 PM ET) -Chris Weidman defeated Kelvin Gastelum by Submission (Arm Triangle, Round 3, 3:45)-Darren Elkins defeated Dennis Bermudez by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)-Patrick Cu...
  • UFC Fight Night 113 took place Sunday, July 16th at the SSH Hyrdo Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.  Main Card (Live on FOX Sports 1, 3:00 PM ET) -Santiago Ponzinibbio defeated Gunnar Nelson by Knockout (Punches, Round 1, 1:22)-Cynthia Calvillo defeated Joanne Calderwood by Unanimous Decisio...
  • UFC 213 took place Saturday, July 8th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Main Card (Live on PPV, 10:00 PM ET)   -Robert Whittaker defeated Yoel Romero by Unanimous Decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)-Alistair Overeem defeated Fabricio Werdum by Majority Decision (28-28, 29-28, ...
View All