🥋 Does Lineage Matter?
Plus: some key details on finishing the straight armbar.
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What up Flowrollers, it’s a great day to register for an obscure weight class in Masters 7 to guarantee yourself 4 gold medals (they'll never check your age).
You all made it clear in yesterday’s poll that steroids shouldn’t have a place in Jiu Jitsu:
I thought Paul’s comparison to cycling was an interesting one. It almost feels like the steroid problem in grappling is insurmountable. But he makes a great point that cycling cleaned up their sport when almost all competitors were cheating in the big events.
OK let’s get to it, slap-and-bump 👊🏻
THE MAIN EVENT 🚨
Lineage has traditionally been a core part of Jiu Jitsu. Who you got your belts from can tell others a lot about the strength of your grappling, as well as the type of game you’re likely to play.
But with the explosion of Jiu Jitsu in the past ten years, is it as important as it used to be? There was a good discussion about this yesterday on Reddit.
The overwhelming consensus is that these days, lineage doesn’t tell you that much about a person’s Jiu Jitsu game and is generally less important to people. A lot of that probably has to do with Americans’ overall approach to Jiu Jitsu vs the Brazilian focus on loyalty.
Let’s hear what you think…
Is lineage still important in Jiu Jitsu?
Vote to see results:
QUICK TAPS 📝
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TECHNIQUE CORNER 🧠
The straight armbar is an incredibly effective submission, especially in No-Gi. Check out these details on how to enter and finish this sub.
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That’s a wrap. Go train!