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The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast Ep 61: Kuzushi

June 19, 2024 Matt Kwan Season 1 Episode 61
The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast Ep 61: Kuzushi
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The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast
The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast Ep 61: Kuzushi
Jun 19, 2024 Season 1 Episode 61
Matt Kwan

Kuzushi is one of the most crucial principles in grappling (and in fighting). This principle was popularized by Jigoro Kano, the founder of Kodokan Judo. Kano was a firm believer that if you want to effectively attack your opponent with techniques, you must first attack their stance. The idea of Kuzushi is to first break your opponent’s body positioning, and then attack within this short window of vulnerability before they can recover a strong defensive positioning. In this episode, I discuss what a broken stance looks like, how to attack someone’s stance from different positions, and how you can better train this skill.
 
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Kuzushi is one of the most crucial principles in grappling (and in fighting). This principle was popularized by Jigoro Kano, the founder of Kodokan Judo. Kano was a firm believer that if you want to effectively attack your opponent with techniques, you must first attack their stance. The idea of Kuzushi is to first break your opponent’s body positioning, and then attack within this short window of vulnerability before they can recover a strong defensive positioning. In this episode, I discuss what a broken stance looks like, how to attack someone’s stance from different positions, and how you can better train this skill.
 
Please leave a review, subscribe, like, share, and comment if you can. It really helps to grow the show!

Contact/Support The Show:

Website: ejjp.show
Instagram: @theeverydayjiujitsupodcast
TikTok: @ejjpod
Email: ejjpod@gmail.com
 
On Guard Online Academy: https://onguardbjj.com/p/online-academy
 
Zara Can Do Jiu Jitsu! https://books.friesenpress.com/store/title/119734000253392052/Matt-Kwan-Zara-Can-Do-Jiu-Jitsu%21
 
The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast Store: https://my-store-ee3230.creator-spring.com/
 
Make a donation to my PayPal account: matt@onguardbjj.com


Intro
What is Kuzushi?
The Theory of Alignment
Using Kuzushi to escape pins
How to create Kuzushi
Center of gravity
Gamifying Kuzushi
Shutting down opponent’s Kuzushi
Creating Kuzushi from the top position
Show recap
Outro