One-Day Seminar Syllabus: Breath Techniques, Ginastica Natural, and Application to BJJ Techniques

Seminar Overview:
This intensive one-day seminar focuses on the integration of breath control, Ginastica Natural movements, and their application to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), particularly in executing and defending Kimuras and wristlocks. Participants will learn how these elements contribute to improved performance, fluidity, and efficiency in BJJ.

Seminar Objectives:

  1. Understand and practice effective breath control techniques.
  2. Learn and apply Ginastica Natural movements to enhance BJJ performance.
  3. Integrate breath and movement to improve efficiency in executing Kimuras and wristlocks.
  4. Develop a holistic approach to BJJ through the connection of breath, movement, and technique.

Seminar Schedule:

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration and Warm-Up

  • Check-in and registration
  • Light warm-up exercises to prepare for the day’s activities

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Introduction to Breath Techniques

  • Lecture: Importance of breath control in BJJ and overall physical performance
  • Practical Session:
  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Box breathing (4-4-4-4 count)
  • Rhythmic breathing during exertion

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Ginastica Natural Movements

  • Lecture: Overview of Ginastica Natural and its benefits for BJJ
  • Practical Session:
  • Animal flow movements (e.g., bear crawl, crab walk, monkey crawl)
  • Mobility drills to improve flexibility and fluidity
  • Coordination exercises that mimic BJJ transitions

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Integrating Breath and Movement

  • Practical Session:
  • Combining breath techniques with Ginastica Natural movements
  • Drills to synchronize breathing with complex movements

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Application to BJJ – Kimuras and Wristlocks

  • Lecture: Mechanics of Kimuras and wristlocks
  • Practical Session:
  • Detailed breakdown of the Kimura and wristlock techniques
  • Drills to practice entries and transitions into Kimuras and wristlocks
  • Focus on the role of breath control and movement fluidity during execution

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Break

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Advanced Application and Flow Drills

  • Practical Session:
  • Integrating breath techniques and Ginastica Natural movements into live BJJ scenarios
  • Flow drills to seamlessly transition between positions and submissions
  • Partner drills to practice applying Kimuras and wristlocks under varying levels of resistance

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Scenario-Based Training

  • Practical Session:
  • Realistic scenarios to apply learned techniques and concepts
  • Emphasis on maintaining breath control and movement efficiency under stress

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Review and Q&A

  • Discussion: Recap of key concepts and techniques
  • Q&A Session: Open floor for participants to ask questions and clarify doubts

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Cool Down and Closing Remarks

  • Cool Down: Gentle stretching and breathing exercises
  • Closing Remarks: Summary of the day’s learnings and how to incorporate them into regular training
  • Certificate Distribution: Awarding participation certificates

Materials Needed:

  • Comfortable athletic clothing (gi or no-gi attire)
  • Notebook for taking notes
  • Water bottle
  • Optional: Personal protective gear (e.g., mouthguard)


  • Experienced BJJ practitioner with expertise in breath techniques and Ginastica Natural

This seminar provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of how breath control and Ginastica Natural movements enhance their BJJ practice, specifically focusing on Kimuras and wristlocks, promoting a holistic and effective approach to training.


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