The “Secret” To Getting Rid Of Crushing Top Pressure In Jiu-Jitsu

It’s not fun getting crushed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Especially when the person applying the pressure knows what they’re doing.

However, there is an extremely simple concept that you could learn right now
That would make you so much better at getting rid of that crushing top pressure.

So what’s the secret? It’s bodyweight distribution.
John Danaher further elaborates on this concept:

As one part of the body gets heavy – another part must get light.

Sometimes your opponent will put crushing top pressure on you.
From underneath it often feels like his weight is immovable.

Be assured however, that as an opponent focuses his weight and pressure in one area it can only be done by sacrificing weight and pressure somewhere else.

Your job is to find that lighter area and do your work there.

In other words, your task is to stay calm under pressure and find the lighter areas of bodyweight distribution.
Doing so will make your escapes so much easier:

Stay calm under weight and pressure and locate the lighter areas that must inevitably emerge. Once you identify them they will be your escape/attack route.


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