Beginning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Standing Up in Base

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Martial artist Jeremy Lafreniere demonstrates standing up in base for beginning Brazilian jiu jitsu.

    Jeremy Lafreniere

    Jeremy Lafreniere is the owner of Capital Jiu-Jitsu, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing and MMA company with several schools in the Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Southern Maryland area. He is a student of the legendary Royce Gracie, and has managed to attract to him a number of amateur and professional coaches and fighters. In addition to running Capital Jiu-Jitsu, Jeremy teaches regular group and private classes at several of the Capital Jiu-Jitsu locations.

    This is Jeremy Lafreniere with Capital Jiu Jitsu. We are now going to be talking about the proper way to stand up or standing up in base. Stuart as you can see is sitting on the ground, and this is the Jiu Jitsu sitting posture. Youll notice that his elbow is on his knee, his hand is behind him, and its a very comfortable sitting posture. The thing is, when I am moving towards him, or if I am trying to get a hold of him, its an ideal sitting posture for self defence. Watch, as I move towards him, he then stands up, and we call that standing up in base. Again, back on the ground in our Jiu Jitsu sitting posture -- so, anytime somebody is moving towards us, we want to stand up in this proper way, standing up in base.

    Notice also that when he stands up -- again, and when I say freeze, I want you to freeze your movement, go ahead, stand up and freeze right here. Notice how he is creating -- continue pulling your leg out, a triangulated base. Think about a football player on the line. Even if I did move close very quickly, his triangulated base is a strong foundation, so its going to keep him from getting moved around, or at least minimize the possibility of him getting thrown to the ground. He keeps his arm forward, so it helps him minimize the possibility of receiving strikes. But the goal is the stand up before I actually get close enough to him. Alright, so one more time; so as I am moving forward, a good jiu jitsu practitioner always stands up in base. Alright, thats the end of this discussion.