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AKL BJJ Combatives and Self Defense

Introduction: Basic theory

  • Play your game, not someone else's game (a.k.a don't punch)
  • 4 prerequisites of a strong punch and how to deny them:
    • Distance (feasibility)
    • Freedom of movement (feasibility)
    • Multiple muscle group (power delivery)
    • Body mass (power delivery)
  • Standing or rolling, the one who controls the distance controls the outcome of the fight

Part 1: Stand up fight


  • Requires gloves and protection to avoid injuries
  • Basic punch blocks
  • Punches to the head (bracing for impact)
  • Taking kicks and groin protection

Shooting in

  • Either all the way in or all the way out, get close and stay close
  • common mistakes (stopping in the middle, back our, Judo throw stalling etc.)
  • "Aggressive" opponent - Combative technique
  • 'Hesitant" opponent - Combative technique
  • Haymaker - Combative technique

Transition to the ground

  • Basic takedown from the shoot, followed by a basic pass. Main point is to stay close 
  • Defending a head lock - Combative technique

Part 2: On the ground

  • Recognizing 4 prerequisites on the ground and dealing with them.
  • Staying close (passes and from the back - beware of head movement)
  • Combative techniques - Stage 1-5 (from holding close to a small distance)
  • Lots of practice

Serjiy will be teaching this program on Saturday 29/10/22 from AM to our students.

We are planning to host a self defense class open the community on a monthly basis in the future.

Please send an email if you are interested.


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