Unlike many traditional martial arts, de Been 100% Jiu Jitsu techniques are not drilled religiously nor do they form the basis of the training. Instead the uniqueness of Jiu Jitsu training lies in learning and understanding the concepts that underpin the overall art. Jiu Jitsu techniques can only be applied successfully with a solid understanding of leverage and positioning concepts. The concepts will then allow a student to find a finishing technique that can be applied. Control concepts, positioning concepts and defence concepts are passed onto the student in early training and reinforced throughout training. These concepts form the foundation for de Been Jiu Jitsu from the beginner right up to the most elite level.
The rapid and continual growth of Jiu Jitsu in Australia can be partly explained by the sheer practicality and effectiveness of the art. However, for those who become devotees it would seem that the practice of Jiu Jitsu goes much deeper…
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Another couple of huge months for the Academy. The Junior Elite Team has had their introduction to the adult classes, a fitness test and have really stepped up their leadership with the other students. Tadhg has extended his training by attending Garage Jiujitsu in Sydney and competing at grappling industries comp in Melbourne recently. His brother Sy competed too, with some fantastic results, winning all his divisions. Keep up the good work boys.
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Celebrations for the end of term were huge this weekend. We started with the interclub comp and finished up with another awesome seminar by Peter. The kids had many successes putting together the pressure the game has been working on over the last month. Transition from position to position with control improved. The knowledge of the rules and use of points was great to see. Each winner on the day provides 4 points, silver medallist 2 points and bronze medallist 1 point for their academy. The points from each school will be tallied up at the end of the year and the winner will receive the 2019 De Been Jiu Jitsu Darwin Cup. Keep an eye out on social media to see how the points finished up after Saturdays comp.
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Like the rest of this year, December has been huge. Our awards for both kids and adults highlighted all the hard work our team has done in the last 12 months and it was great to see a lot of new faces receive awards. Big Congrats to our best & fairest for 2018, to be recognised by all academy members is something special. Thanks to all that attended and voted.
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