Solarte BJJ Jenn demonstrating frames and force vectors

Your Main Jiu jitsu Tools Part 1: Frames & Levers

In the last article, I talked about Alignment and “the Score” when comparing jiu jitsu players with a significant size difference. If you can’t remember the three aspects of alignment (base, posture, and structure) give that article a quick review before proceeding on. I’m about to talk about the main tools of jiu jitsu, but Read more about Your Main Jiu jitsu Tools Part 1: Frames & Levers[…]

Jenn teaching back control at Solarte BJJ in Sequim, WA

Size Matters…in BJJ: Alignment & “The Score” When You’re a Bigger or Smaller Jiu Jitsu Player

Assessing performance can be tough for the bigger or smaller jiu jitsu player. A lot has been discussed about size differences in BJJ. This topic is of particular interest to me because I’m 105 lbs. Over the years, I’ve often heard people say that BJJ allows a smaller person to overcome someone who’s bigger and Read more about Size Matters…in BJJ: Alignment & “The Score” When You’re a Bigger or Smaller Jiu Jitsu Player[…]

body type in bjj discussion from rob biernacki seminar

Body Type in BJJ: It Matters Less Than You Think

There’s a whole lot to love about Rob Biernacki’s seminars. One of my favorite things: when he goes off on a fascinating tangent. Here’s one from his last visit to Solarte BJJ. What he offers is NOT the conventional wisdom on body types and corresponding jiu jitsu games. Rob’s insights give hope to those of Read more about Body Type in BJJ: It Matters Less Than You Think[…]

Sweeps and lever control Solarte BJJ concept video

Solarte BJJ YouTube Video Channel

You can now visit the Solarte BJJ YouTube Video Channel to learn more about the concepts and techniques that are being taught in our classes. Still getting used to the whole “talking in front of a camera” thing, but it’s a fun learning process! We figure it’s just like learning a new technique…the first reps Read more about Solarte BJJ YouTube Video Channel[…]