Drill: The Perfect Umpa

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  1. Jeffrey S January 6, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    I’ve run into people that have totally abandoned the umpa due to not understanding this concept.

    • Henry A January 27, 2017 at 7:58 am

      Unfortunately that is so common in jiu-jitsu, people give up on the basics too easy. But then again this information hasn’t been available till now… look at this video, Jake has interviewed hundreds of black belts and been training for well over 10 years


  2. Azrai A September 17, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Hi Henry,

    Do you still need to trap the leg on the same side with your own leg before you umpa? The traditional way teaches us to trap the arm and leg on the same side and then bridge. But seeing you do it this way, I would think that trapping the leg would not matter as you are bridging him almost straight up at 11 or 1 o’clock.

    Would trapping the leg hinder you from doing the perfect umpa as one of your legs is in a slightly off to the side because you are trapping his leg?

    • Johan A December 16, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      I would also like to know this, good question!

    • Paul B April 4, 2018 at 11:47 am

      Me too. How important is it to trap the leg. Thank you.

  3. Ryan D March 1, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Awesome clock reference. 11 and 1 is so helpful for this.

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