Great performances at the Bay Area Jiu-jitsu Championships

On Sunday Nov. 18th, Smash Gyms Brazilian Jiu-jitsu students competed in the 4th Bay Area Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Hayward, CA.   The team had contestants in the kids, women, men, and no gi divisions.  At the end of the day of tough competition, our competitors earned 2 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze medals.  Big congratulations to all who competed.

Here are some of the highlights of the Smash Gyms BJJ team  at the Bay Area Jiu-jitsu Championships…

Secrets to Efficient Choke Holds

Santa Clara BJJ – Smash Gyms Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Michael Jen explains principles that he has identified on how to properly apply chokes. Many Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and MMA practitioners would do well to understand the mechanics of a proper choke. Study the principles Michael speaks about in this video and play with them while training. Any martial arts practitioner will see a huge improvement in the effectiveness of their chokes.