In a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition, the technical stand-up is a crucial thing to get right. But in a street fight, the stakes are much higher.
Having the right position on the ground can mean that you get to kick your attacker's legs and surprise them. Alternatively, failing to distance yourself can mean that you get knocked out by a kick to the head.
Check out the video to learn some important technical details from Rickson Gracie—and come back for more.
Hand close to the body is a major detail. Nice lesson here.
Hand close; leg away; not sitting flat