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10 Jiu Jitsu Submissions From Old-School Judo

Here are some great ideas for Jiu Jitsu submissions borrowed from Judo. 

First, a little history of the transition from Jiu Jitsu to Judo and then back to Jiu Jitsu. 

Jiu Jitsu began nearly 600 years ago in Japan. In 1882, Jigoro Kano started his own martial art—Judo, which means “the gentle way”—based off the techniques of Jiu Jitsu. His mission was to create a way of life, through martial arts, to share with the world. In the early 1900s, Kano and his students traveled to the United States, England, Spain, Cuba, Europe, Mexico and Brazil, competing in challenges matches and exhibitions at circuses, performance halls and colleges. 

One of the main differences Judo made in martial arts was to standardize curriculum. Kano was a director of eduction in Japan and he classified techniques and organized them in an academic fashion. He used literal names associated with parts of the body instead of metaphorical names previously used in Jiu Jitsu. He then detailed all his Judo teachings into his book, Kodokan JudoThe original 1895 Judo curriculum includes 40 throws, pins and submissions. The Kodokan Judo book details 18 submissions, but of those, 10 are the most effective and proven in Jiu Jitsu competition. Hal Sharp, an American who trained in Judo at the Kodokan, recorded these techniques in a video during the 1950s. Learn and incorporate these Jiu Jitsu submissions into your training and watch your results improve significantly. 

Check Out The Jiu Jitsu Submissions We Use At Our Baltimore Gym

Hadaka Jime (Naked Choke)

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Juji Gatame (Cross Armlock)

Okuri Eri Jime (Sliding Collar Choke)

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Sode Guruma Jime (Sleeve Wheel Choke)

Sankaku Jime (Triangle Choke)

Sankaku Gatame (Triangle Lock)

Ude Gatame (Arm Armlock)

Ude Garami (Coil Armlock)

Hiza Gatame (Knee Armlock)

Bonus Technique: Katame Gatame (Shoulder Lock)

Judo classifies Kata Gatame as a pin, not a submission, but it is an excellent submission, especially in no gi.

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