How To Modify A Technical Standup If You’re Older Or Struggle With Agility

Although it’s one of the more fundamental techniques we learn in jiu-jitsu, the technical standup is an objectively athletic movement. The mobility and agility required to push yourself up, balance, and maneuver your leg correctly to finish the movement is a challenge for many people, especially if they aren’t athletic or are a bit older.

In this video from MMA Leech, BJJ black belt Gustavo Gasparin demonstrates a modified technical standup for anyone who may struggle a bit with the original technique. Whether you plan on moving on to the more agile version of the movement or you need to stick with the adapted version, check out his tips and see if they can help make the technical standup a bit more manageable for you:


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