If he can’t grip you he can’t control you – if he can’t control you he can’t attack you: The game of grappling begins with grip. Learning to IMPOSE YOUR OWN GRIPS WHILST DENYING GRIPS TO YOUR OPPONENT is this a HUGE part of the game. You simply must make grip fighting a serious study if you are to make progress in Jiu Jitsu. The athlete who consistently gets to his or her grips first has a huge advantage in a competitive situation. Here, Georges St Pierre practices grip denial – once this has been achieved, its time to attack. You don’t want to just deny an opponent grips – that’s a negative way to play. You want to deny him grips as a lead in to your own positive attacks – when you can do this, your game will leap forward.

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