Glossary: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to Judo Cross Reference

Collection of names of techniques in English / Portuguese / Japanese languages, but the conversion is not exact since the same technique is applied in different ways in the BJJ compared to Judo. Americana – Ude-garami (腕絡) Armbar – Ude-hishigi-juji-gatame (腕挫十字固) – also known as armlock, armeloque (Portuguese) . Arm Drag – falls under the topic of Kumi-Kata (組方) . […]

The Evolution of the De la Riva Guard

The De La Riva Guard is a quite recent jiu-jitsu technique, created during the 80’s, by Ricardo De La Riva. Of the jiu-jitsu techniques that involve the names of athletes – “Kimura”, “Ezequiel”and “De La Riva” – this is the only one that is named after a jiu-jitsu athlete and is the only one of the three that […]

The Economics of Self Defense

Fight-or-flight response is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival. It was first described by Walter Bradford Cannon. His theory states that animals react to threats with a general discharge of the sympathetic nervous system, preparing the animal for fighting or fleeing.