Increasing Your Weight from Cross Side

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  1. Taku I November 23, 2016 at 8:44 am

    My partner always moves easily from there and I could not make him uncomfortable…

    When I relax as much I can but I can’t increase the pressure!

    What part should I focus on more??

    • Henry A November 23, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      First just focus on making yourself heavy without your partner trying to escape, you want to have all limbs off the ground except your toes, chest will be in the center of his chest. Keep your hips above your shoulders and drive into him with your legs. After you learn to put weight on your opponent then you can start having him make little movements to get out like turning side to side and and countering by pushing and pulling with the legs. Fist things first though focus on putting pressure, so while the upper body is relaxed you’re engaging with the legs

  2. Taku I November 28, 2016 at 5:51 am

    thank you so much for the answering!!

    When you put pressure with your toes, do you shift your hips to increase the pressure?

    • Henry A December 9, 2016 at 12:56 am

      Hips above shoulders so that pressure is going down into your opponent.

  3. Taku I December 12, 2016 at 9:16 am

    I see!

    Thank you so much for the advice!!

  4. Francisco J January 8, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Henry, I have a question here. In Judo, I learnt that when your opponent is lighter than you, you put all your weight on him. In other hand, when you are lighter than your opponent, you should not rest all your weight on him cause if he tursn, he will turn you together. In this case, it is preferable to allow him to move and than follow him (taking his back for instance). Years latter I found out this same idea in Katsuriho Kashiwasaki book. Since Rickson is a litlle bit heavy, he maybe fell confortable putting weight on his opponent. But you are a light guy. Has Rickson ever made this kind of distintion? What are your thougts about this?

    • Henry A January 17, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      It depends really. You are correct, the more you connect to your opponent the more they have an ability to effect you with their movements but it’s also important to understand how to be loose and relaxed so you can “disconnect”. There is a way to be extremely heavy yet relaxed so you can feel your opponents movements and adapt. With Judo or Jiu-Jitsu, size and weight do matter but with the proper application of technique you can move people no matter what size regardless. So the real understanding is creating the connection you want to be able to manipulate and control your opponent while killing their connection so they can’t control you. This is all based on sensitivity and “feel”.

      • zamy y October 13, 2017 at 8:42 am

        Will you make a video one this topic ?

        • Henry A October 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm

          Not sure if I can teach this in a video because it’s very conceptual, it’s not exactly a technique, its a a concept that is applied all the time when i’m training

  5. zamy y October 28, 2017 at 2:09 am

    Actualy, i enjoy the video on “the Concept & Theory” just as much as the video of techniques :)
    I think that they’re helping to improve the undrestanding the jiu jutsu as a “all” tremendously

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