Acroyoga for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


A few months ago my friend Stephen Goyne was at a camp in Chicago we were teaching at. After one of our training sessions, he started showing us acroyoga poses, emphasizing three he recommended for post-training recovery. We lucked out because in addition to being a BJJ black belt, Stephan is also an experienced acroyoga instructor.

I had seen videos of acroyoga floating around the internet, and it always look interesting, but I never had the chance to try it. After some instruction from Stephen, we started doing acroyoga at the end of our training sessions. My hamstrings have never been more flexible, and it has helped Hillary's back and shoulder issues.

The main poses we worked on are here are folded leaf, high flying whale, and low flying whale. In this video, Stephen takes us through these poses after a training session at his gym Bay Jiu Jitsu in Berkeley, CA.

Nelson Puentes

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