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A look at Rickson's warmup

What is the goal of warming up before a jiu-jitsu training session? As Rickson Gracie usually says, it's not enough just to warm up your muscles to increase your heart rate; you must warm up your body in an objective way, connected to the study of the art. 
"Indeed, if the student runs 1km before training, they will have their body warm to exercise. But they won't have done an efficient warmup, that is, one related to the moves they will perform over the following hour of training."
That's why Rickson prefers a warmup involving base, posture and self-defense fundamentals that move the whole body and get the student's muscles and brain activated. 
Moreover, with the warmup, Rickson tries to show the student how to work correctly with their breathing. The start of the class, therefore, must compel the student not to repeat the instructor's movement, but rather to feel the moves and begin experimenting with how their execution feels.  
Watch Rickson leading his students' warmup, and enjoy your training. 


Lou Ascoli Avatar
Lou Ascoli commented:

Master Rickson
Do you teach techniques in a specific order ? For example, do you teach basic ground techniques first(upa), then arm locks, then chokes, then Kimura ,then hip throws , etc. etc ? Muito obrigado!

April 17, 2021 04:54 PM
Gonzalo Alvarez Avatar
Gonzalo Alvarez commented:

Thank you Master Rickson, ¡Great warmup!.

April 17, 2021 04:15 PM
stuart.farris Avatar
stuart.farris commented:

Master Rickson--of all the positions in Jiu Jitsu, which is your favorite and why?

April 17, 2021 01:16 PM
clicioduartefilho Avatar
clicioduartefilho replied:

I need someone for i do your techincs Master! Im alone in this moment thank you

April 21, 2021 02:39 PM