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What Is Not Allowed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


The rules of Brazilian jiu-jitsu are not as strict as other martial arts. Below are some of the moves you are not allowed in BJJ:

1-  No striking with the hands or feet. Brazilian jiu-jitsu does not allow any striking with the hands or feet. This includes punching, kicking, elbowing, kneeing, and head butting.

2- No eye gouging, biting, or hair pulling. This is a rule that beginners often overlook. It’s important to remember that you are not allowed to use your fingers, toes, or any other body part to gouge, bite, or pull hair.

3- No groin attacks of any kind. Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners often forget that groin attacks are illegal in the sport and should not be used.

4- No minor joint manipulation is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu rule prohibiting using any joint manipulation below the waist. This rule is designed to prevent injury and promote safety. It also prevents competitors from using techniques not allowed in competition, such as heel hooks and toe holds.

If you are interested to learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu and have more questions, call our San Antonio Brazilian jiu-jitsu office at 210-913-8763.


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