Video: Jiu-Jitsu’s about using your hips wisely

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GRACIEMAG #185 is now in bookstores the world over, bringing you all you need to know about the hips. The issue is packed with pointers and teachings about the body’s pivot, a vital piece in the workings of your Jiu-Jitsu. “Your hips are the equivalent of your legs. Look at how a snake moves. It doesn’t walk; it zigzags. When Jiu-Jitsu fighters are playing guard they slide like snakes, just with their bellies up,” explains Carlos Gracie Junior in the FACE TO FACE section.

In the following video, black belt Marcos Vinicius Costa, the leader of Nine Nine Pernambuco, teaches hip movement and its application in combat, exclusively for GRACIEMAG.com. Notice how he uses his hand as support to switch base. This movement helps the teacher get up and reverse the position.

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