Street Defense Critical Components – Punch Blocking In BJJ

Street Defense in BJJ

Rener Gracie is an American Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner, a black belt head instructor at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy. A member of the Gracie family, he is the grandson of Grandmaster Hélio Gracie, and the second-eldest son of Grandmaster Rorion Gracie, who was the main founder of Ultimate Fighting Championship – UFC.

By his estimation, over 80% of jiu-jitsu techniques are useless when strikes are added to the fight. In this 10-minutes detailed slice from the Gracie Academy Street Defense Mastery Seminar, Rener demonstrates some critical components of the Punch Block Series to illustrate the huge differences between “street fight distances” and “sport grappling distances.”