Jiu-Jitsu Basics: Side Control Variations For Beginners

 Side control is arguably the most common position in BJJ. There’s no way past a side control variation during a roll, whether you’re on the receiving or giving an end of it. Very often, people misunderstand side control, especially in terms of points and competition use. The fact that there are several variations which sometimes do not seem to fit the description is even more confusing for people new to the sport. As a position, side control is a fundamental pillar of Jiu-Jitsu basics. There’s no way around it and the sooner you understand all the associated variations, the sooner you can put them to good use. Side control is one of those positions that people perceive differently as they progress through Jiu-Jitsu. At first, they see it as the ultimate position of pressure, where you get points and you can hold your opponent … Continue reading Jiu-Jitsu Basics: Side Control Variations For Beginners