Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Submission is the goal


I visited a new business, named Academy, in downtown Downey tonight. I have often passed by here during our walks in downtown and have been curious about what was going on. Academy is a place to learn and perfect your technique in jiu-jitsu fighting. Jiu-jitsu originated in Brazil. The goal in this type of fighting is to bring your opponent to submission, either by cutting off their air supply, cutting off their brain's blood supply, or dislocating or breaking an arm.

During this visit, I watched several 6-minute sessions. I was impressed at the stamina and concentration it took to bring your opponent to submission. To learn more about Academy, go to their website here. They also have classes for children.


This is one position of putting your opponent in submission. You see the fist on the neck and the upper body applying additional pressure onto the fist.

“There is no losing in jiu-jitsu. You either win or you learn.”

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