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Added by on 2013-09-14

Shrimping is an important skill that will help you move and deny your opponent opportunities in a fight. Learn how to Shrimp in your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training in this video.
With any sport, it takes hard work and training the basics to excel; the same applies to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Alex Schoenauer and Steve Cantwell discuss some of the basic moves required for many techniques in BJJ.  Here are the basics of the shrimp technique.

On the ground, you push toward your feet with your hands as you roll the hips and push with leg.  While moving, the opposite leg draws up to your waist. Repeat on the other side. Training this move will allow you to push off an attacker and give you some room to work.

In the instructional video, Steve and Alex demonstrate the shrimp techniques as a practice drill on the floor. In addition to this, with Steve on the ground, Alex tries to mount and Steve shrimps away to show you how effective this basic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu move really is in use.

Take your time practicing the shrimp technique until you can do it without thought. Watch the instructional video with Alex Schoenauer and Steve Cantwell for more details on this BJJ basic ground move.

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