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Hudson Valley Martial Arts - Javier Vasquez Teaches Excellent Class at Hudson Valley Martial Arts
Precision MMA hosted Javier Vazquez in the Hudson Valley to teach Martial Arts classes. Learn about how Precision MMA brings in the best martial artists in the Hudson Valley!
The first technique taught by Javier involved a method for preventing the opponent from escaping back control by standing up and trying to shake the Jiu-jitsu artist off. Often back mount is lost when the martial artist is not low enough on his opponent’s back in this situation. Hudson Valley Jiu-Jitsu practitioners were shown how to use a kimura on the defender’s arm in order to cause him to lose his balance. The attacking grappler will then have the opportunity to go for the rear naked.
After this Vazquez showed the Hudson Valley’s martial artists some useful hand fighting techniques which can prevent the defender from avoiding the choke. His strategies from here were unique and prevented the defender from ever escaping the check mate position that the rear mount equates to in BJJ.
Afterwards, Hudson Valley martial artists were shown how to keep their legs around the waist of an opponent who tries to escaping by hipping out, and how to get underneath he jaw of an opponent who tries to keep his chin down.
A move which also impressed the Hudson Valley martial artists at Precision was a method of hand fighting which keeps the person in back mount on the defensive when it comes to defending the RNC. This was perhaps the most popular move taught at the seminar and will surely be very useful for future Hudson valley competitors.
Vazquez also showed how to use a move he called “the mulligan” which is a form of single leg back control. He followed this by showing “the mission control trap”: a move where the attacking grappler traps one of the defender’s arms with his legs so that the choke is easier to obtain.
Javier was also nice enough to stay late following the seminar in order to give special attention to the mixted martial artists in attendance. Vazquez watched many students, such as myself, and showed us how to prevent strikes to the head while trapped underneath an opponent. Vazquez gave a short talk on value of protecting oneself from excessive damage in an MMA fight, even if it leads to a longer fight. He explained why he thought many mixed martial artists were too quick to try for the finish in combat and why it often leads to injury. He was kind enough to watch me work in bottom mount and commented on how I was trying to get out too quickly without being careful enough to keep my head protected. I was quite thankful for the tips he had to show for this scenario which I had never seen before.
Finally, he presented the Hudson valley martial artists at Precision with a move he called “master control”. This is a technique similar to the “de la Riva” guard where the inside of the grappler in bottom guard wraps the standing opponent’s inner knee with his leg. The opposing foot is then used to push on the hip of the same leg of the opponent while his close wrists is gripped with both hands of the guard player. This was a new move for me and I was impressed by how effectively he could prevent himself from being hit from this position, and also how he was able to submit or sweep from there.
Many more techniques were shown by Javier at his seminar but just these few were worth the price of admission. His detailed and patient teaching style, as well his sense of humor and outgoing personality made him a hit amongst all the Hudson valley martial artists and Jiu-Jitsu students at Precision. We hope that Javier Vasquez will be back in the coming months to teach more of his innovative style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.