A new era is upon us. Leo Negao, a self-defence expert with twenty-five plus years BJJ experience – now teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu twice a week in Kingston.
Leo’s very first Saturday session in Kingston saw lift off of one incredible sequence – a series of highly effective, super efficient techniques that as a team we will be putting countless repetitions into. As Leo said, you might know it, you might have seen it but can you do it – under pressure? We’re going to make sure we can.
We’re seeking a high degree of performance – the ability to execute our moves with a confidence that sees our bodies travel through to submission in a virtually automatic state.
Saturday’s session focused on a simple to achieve takedown with all questions answered. We discussed the entry, how to protect the head, not just from counters but also impact with the ground.
On hitting the ground we discussed and practiced many times, initial control. How to shut the opponent down, stop movement and the opponent’s escape, how to use the legs to kill an opponent’s movement.
We discussed the need to be tight and heavy and how to achieve this technically – not just with strength and power.
Next – the transition to mount. How to stay in control, move to mount without releasing pressure. Fascinating.
So much to discuss when in the mount – retention, base, setting the opponent’s arm up for a submission – control and finish – giving zero space for escape. All extremely interesting.
Our BJJ training session was based on skill acquisition, but also discussion in terms of where we are taking our training and the objective. We spent a portion of the session honing the technique, time was given to building in speed without loss of form and the need to motor through without hesitation – seamless and slick delivery of our techniques – everything very thought inspiring and highly motivating.
Saturday the 30th was the first of many training sessions where we will be examining and putting into practice Leo’s pressure based style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Everything delivered with strikes from an opponent kept in mind.
If you would like to be part of our training sessions – join BJJ Lifestyle Team – Team Leo Negao. Leo teaches in Kingston on Thursdays and Saturdays – and you can train with him at his gym in Vauxhall as part of your membership. Leo’s Vauxhall gym is 5 minutes walk from Vauxhall station – a quick run up from Kingston.
Our monthly membership fee includes training on the following days:
Mondays – 7-9 pm, Wednesdays – 6-7.30 pm, Thursdays – 7.30-9.30 pm, Fridays – 7-8.30 pm and Saturdays – 10.30-12 noon.