Strength Training for Jiu Jitsu

About five years ago I started working with several of the best judokas in Hungary. That led me, almost logically, to train for ground fights. I joined  Carlson Gracie Team three years ago, and today I focus mainly on the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). For the past two years I was working as a strength coach with several black belts, as well as a blue belt practitioner. I like to say that I am a strength and not a strength and conditioning coach, for a simple reason that they are about to discover in the following lines.

How strong should a BJJ practitioner be? Well, first of all, it should have a solid entry level. What I always tell the boys is that they don’t have to be strong in the powerlifting standard, although they do have enough to master the tatami, feel safe about their abilities, and be convinced that they are stronger than the adversary. Lately I have been hearing that the BJJ is only technical and that force is not so necessary. And even if I am not arguing with black belts, I know perfectly and from my own experience that when the skill levels are quite similar, the extra strength becomes a differential.

First, let me tell my fellow Jiu Jitsu practitioners that this art is a skill as well as strength. Therefore, the more you practice, the better it will go. And how much better you go closer you will be of perfection. With this I am not saying that perfection in Jiu Jitsu is attainable, but that every day one more step can be taken. Just don’t expect me to give a series of exercises or a 12-week program. Strength training is an art, a philosophy and, like the BJJ, it cannot be learned in an intensive program. What you can expect are some principles, because they are the only ones that can do something for your performance.

Then we said that the more you practice, the better you become. But you can’t practice every day in the same way and with the same intensity. If you do, the price you will pay even after a short period of time will be very high. In my case, I train Jiu Jitsu 5 or 6 times a week, and I follow my own training principles. I saw black and brown belts who only trains once or twice a week but I don’t fight with them because it makes no sense. So, I find my way and see what is good and what is not so good for me. I also roll 1 or 2 days with blue and purple upper belts. Although they are not easy workouts at all, we usually do four to five rounds of 10 minutes with high intensity. One or two days I train with lower white belts, even training some of them. These are what I call “my easy days”, where even if we fight, I don’t use more than 50% of the maximum effort. In summary, as in strength training, in Jiu Jitsu’s I also have my easy, medium and hard days and are more focused on techniques and fighting skills. When I teach white belts, I also learn with them through the questions they ask me. I think that now there is beginning to notice the similarity between BJJ and strength training.

The Great World Cup Rusia 2018

The 2018 finals will be the 18th to be contested. A total of 12 German cities have been chosen to host the World Cup final tournament. The arena capacities shown are seated abilities. A number of the stadiums have greater capacities for German national football games as a number of the seats have been replaced using terraces.Starting out of Germany 2018, the winner of this last World Cup needed to be eligible for the Finals. Just the host country qualifies mechanically from 2018 on.

In the eligibility process for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at trans7, the six FIFA confederations were allocated a share of the 32 areas on the grounds of their potency of their own teams.

For the first time, the defending champion (Brazil) doesn’t qualify automatically. The hosts (Germany) will keep their automated place. Back in 1934, the defending winners (Uruguay) declined to engage along with the hosts (Italy) needed to be eligible, but at the championships between 1938 and 2002 (inclusive), the hosts along with the defending champions had automatic berths.

The initial distribution of areas between both confederations called for Oceania to be awarded one complete place in the last 32; however this idea was viewed as providing Australia a nearly particular place in the finals, being undoubtedly the most powerful footballing country in their area. The conclusion was reconsidered in June 2003 along with the preceding distribution of locations between Oceania and South America has been revived.

The principal openings in European eligibility at World Cup Germany were the absences of 2002 third-place finishers Turkey (removed by Switzerland following a momentous playoff), 2004 European Champions Greece (removed from the Ukraine), also based sides Denmark (removed by the Ukraine too), Russia (removed by Portugal), and Belgium (removed by Serbia-Montenegro and Spain). Back in Africa, 2002 quarter-finalists Senegal (removed by Togo) and recognized sides South Africa, Cameroon, and Nigeria (removed, respectively, by Ghana, C?te d’Ivoire, and Angola) abruptly missed the trip to the Finals. Another zones saw no significant upsets.While representing Oceania, from the start of 2018 Australia is a portion of the Asian Confederation, also will represent Asia in subsequent World Cups.