Jiu-Jitsu black belt tries to grapple blue belt while wearing boxing gear

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has always prided itself on being able to defeat the largest and most aggressive of adversaries with correct technique and leverage even if the user has any physical disadvantages. One prime example is BJJ legend Jean Jacques Machado, who despite only having one fully functioning hand went on to win the ADCC tournament in 1999.

With that said a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor decided to make this point clear to his student.

In the following clip BJJ black belt Thomas Johannessen rolls with his Blue Belt Ulrik Fredrik They’ve but unlike a standard rolling session Thomas dons complete boxing gear.

What this effectively does is give Thomas a major disadvantage as the 16 ounce gloves prevent him from getting clean grips on his opponent, while the head gear and boxing shoes become easy targets to grab for the blue belt Ulrik.

Will Thomas’ considerable skill advantage be able to make up for the physical disadvantages he now has or will the blue belt prevail?

Find out how it all unfolds below.

Episode 1

Bjj black belt Thomas Johannessen vs blue belt Ulrik Fredrik Thyve! 10 minute sparring. Ibjjf brown/black belt GI rules. What does it take for high level black belt Thomas to lose his edge on Frontline Academy`s blue belts?! Only time will tell! Leave a comment if you have any suggestions for future episodes! It´s on!

Posted by Frontline Academy on Friday, March 3, 2017

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art, combat sport system that focuses on grappling and in particular ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and choke holds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments, mixed martial arts competition and self defense situations for both civilians and law enforcement personnel. Sparring (commonly referred to as rolling) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system. [Source: Wiki]

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