One aspect of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that is overlooked is the pre-spar warm-up. Often times when in training the desire to begin drilling or rolling live takes over the need for proper warmups prior to exerting physical force. In a previous article we touched on the topic of stretching and the importance of it before beginning a training session to stay injury free. In this segment we will be focusing on stretching the entire body to get a full body warmup before training begins. To those who are new to the sport or those of you reading this article looking to stay as injury free as possible , the video posted is a great way to begin Jiu Jitsu before the class begins.
As instructed in the video a great rule of thumb to remember every body part is to start at either the top of your head and work your way to the feet or start at the feet and work your way up to the head, that way you get a full body stretch and you won’t neglect any body parts.
Remember Jiu Jitsu is a way of life that begins at home, away from the mat, it’s the way you live the way you conduct yourself , the way you move and it should always be a part of your life on and off the mat. To take advantage of your academies class, stretch prior to arriving at your school or if you want to wait until you arrive, you can begin stretching before class starts.
We hope you utilize the stretching techniques in the video to maintain a flexible body and stay as injury free as possible.