BJJ Tips: Best Judo Grips Demonstrated by Olympian Jimmy Pedro, Jason Scully and Nicolas Gregoriades

The first thing you do in any fight (BJJ, wrestling, MMA, thumb wars...etc.) is establish contact. In BJJ that's usually achieved thru gripping (gi or body). Great Judo players have taken this skill of gripping to a fine art. Here is the awesome Jimmy Pedro introducing the concept of gripping in Judo:

As a Part Time Grappler, I try to focus my learning on skills that:

1. Give the most results
2. Are valid in most BJJ and grappling situations and geographies

Look at this simple example where Jason Scully demonstrates how grip fighting skills from standing can translate on the ground

Finally, I leave you with the goldmine of a video by Roger Gracie black-belt Nicolas Gregoriades where he introduces some fundamental gripping concepts for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:

Do you think much about where and how you grip in BJJ?

Liam "The Part Time Grappler" Wandi

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A.D. McClish said...

Again, this was a really helpful subject for me. This is an area of weakness for me (one of many! lol). Thanks!!

The Part Time Grappler said...

Ha. That was a great coincidence :)

Let's be honest, who wouldn't benefit from some grip work )