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You don’t speak Portuguese but you want to do Jiu Jitsu?. Here’s a glossary.

 

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Today I want to provide you with a list of words used in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and that you need to know to understand something when it is explained in the videos you watch, in live internships and even if you go around the world and like to see some gym.

You don’t speak Portuguese but you want to do Jiu Jitsu?. Here’s a glossary.

Often you don’t need to know languages to understand the meaning is meaning but at least the terms associated with what you see make you understand the meaning of what needs to be done.

Of course knowing the language in detail makes you grasp the nuances of the explanation but somewhere you have to start.

Order is Brazilian/Portuguese – English – Italian

There is also the English language because often many explanations are made in English so it is better to have the three possibilities.

I hope it will be useful to you in your study.

Andrea


Glossary of terms used:

img_6429 You don't speak Portuguese but you want to do Jiu Jitsu?. Here's a glossary.

Abaixar a bunda – Lower the butt / To squat down – lower your butt, squat

Abraar – To embrace – Embrace

Abriou or bico – To be tired – be tired

Abrir – To open – open

Adiantar (o pé) – To bring (the foot) foward – advance your foot

Afastar or quadril – To drive away the hips – move the hips away

Agarrar – To clinch, to grab – melee, grab

Agredir – To attack, to insult – attack, insult

Agüentar – To endure – endure, support

Ajoelhar – To knee down – kneeling
Ajudar – To help – help

Alongar – To strech – stretch

Apertar – To squeeze

Apoiar-se – To Base – Base

Aquecer – To warm up – warm up

Armar – scam, set up, fix, assemble

Arriscar – To put at risk – risk

Atacar – To attack – attack

Bater – Tap out – Beat

Botar / Coloquar – To put / To place – put, place

Brigar – To brawl, fight – fight

Cair – To fall

Capotar – To roll over – flip

Chutar – To kick – kick

Colocar os ganchos – To put the hooks – put hooks

To put pressure – put pressure

Defender – To defend – defend

Deitar – To lay down

Deixar – To leave something the way it is – leave things as they are

Derrotar – To lose – lose

Derrubar- to knock down, to take down – knock down, bring to the ground

Desafiar – To challenge – challenge

Dobrar (pear, or brao) – To bend – bend

Empatar – To draw, to tie – tie

Emplogar – To grip, grasp, seize, grab – make a grip, grab, take, grab

Empurrar – To Push- Push

Encachar – To do (a technique) – do a technique

Enrobar – stall – stall

Escorregar / Deslizar – To slide / to slip – slide

Escovar – Win easil, dominated – win easily, dominate

Esmagar – crush – crush

Esmurrar – To punch –pull punches

Espancar – To beat up – beat up

Esticar (perna, or brao) – To strech (the leg, the arm) – stretch a leg or arm

Estrear – debut, do for the first time – debut

Avoid – avoid, prevent – avoid, prevent

Faltar – To stall, fail, lack – stall,fail, deficiency

Fechar – To close – close

Finalizar – To submit – finalize

Fingir – To fake – fake

Fortalecer – strengthen – strengthen

Fugir – To escape, flee – escape, escape

Ganhar – To win, earn, gain – win

To get the underhook with one arm , pass an arm under the opponent’s arm

Girar – To rotate – rotate

Gritar – To scream, to shout – shout, scream

Jogar – To play – play

Jogar (a pear) – To throw the leg – throw the leg

Levantar – To stand up, to lift – stand up

Levantar as pernas / os braos – To rise up one’s legs / arms – lift a leg/arm

Levar – To take, carry – take, take with you

Lutar – To fight, struggle, wrestle – fight, fight

Machucar – To hurt, to injure – injured

To block the position – block the position

Pasar to watch – To pass the guard – pass the guard

Pasar a técnica – To show a technique – show a technique

Patrocinar – To sponsor – sponsor

Pegar – To get, grab, catch, take – take, grab

Pegar (com a m’o)-To grab (with the hand) – grab with your hand

Pegar as costas – To take the back – take your back

Pisar – To step (on something) – take a step

Posture – To base – base

Proteger – To protect – protect

Pular – jump (to guard) – jump on guard

Puxar – To pull – pull

Puxar pra looks — To pull guard — call the guard

Quebrar – To break, smash, smash – break, smash, shatter

Raspar – To sweep, scrape, shave – flip

Rodar – roll – roll

Rolar – To roll, To spar – roll, do sparring

Sair – To exit, leave, escape – get out, leave, run

Sair da posio – To get out the position – get out of a position

Segurar – To hold – hold

Sentar-se – To sit – sit down

Sobreviver – survive – survive

Socar – To hit, strike – hit

Soltar – To release / To let go – leave

Subir – To go up – increase

Tirar – To take off – take off

Torcer – To twist – twist

Vencer – To win, To defeat, conquer, vanquish – win, beat, conquer, overwhelm

Virar – To turn – turn

Virar barriga por ch’o / por top – To lay down on one’s stomach / back – turn belly down

Virar de quatro – To go on turtle position – turn in the position of the turtle

Virar or quadril – To swing the hips – rotate hips
img_6427 You don't speak Portuguese but you want to do Jiu Jitsu?. Here's a glossary.

It is now the list of actions:

(Brazilian/Portuguese – English – Italian)
Abaixar a bunda – Lower the butt / To squat down – lower your butt, squat

Abraar – To embrace – Embrace

Abriou or bico – To be tired – be tired

Abrir – To open – open

Adiantar (o pé) – To bring (the foot) foward – advance your foot

Afastar or quadril – To drive away the hips – move the hips away

Agarrar – To clinch, to grab – melee, grab

Agredir – To attack, to insult – attack, insult

Agüentar – To endure – endure, support

Ajoelhar – To knee down – kneeling

Ajudar – To help – help

Alongar – To strech – stretch

Apertar – To squeeze

Apoiar-se – To Base – Base

Aquecer – To warm up – warm up

Armar – scam, set up, fix, assemble

Arriscar – To put at risk – risk

Atacar – To attack – attack

Bater – Tap out – Beat

Botar / Coloquar – To put / To place – put, place

Brigar – To brawl, fight – fight

Cair – To fall

Capotar – To roll over – flip

Chutar – To kick – kick

Colocar os ganchos – To put the hooks – put hooks

To put pressure – put pressure

Defender – To defend – defend

Deitar – To lay down

Deixar – To leave something the way it is – leave things as they are

Derrotar – To lose – lose

Derrubar- to knock down, to take down – knock down, bring to the ground

Desafiar – To challenge – challenge

Dobrar (pear, or brao) – To bend – bend

Empatar – To draw, to tie – tie

Emplogar – To grip, grasp, seize, grab – make a grip, grab, take, grab

Empurrar – To Push- Push

Encachar – To do (a technique) – do a technique

Enrobar – stall – stall

Escorregar / Deslizar – To slide / to slip – slide

Escovar – Win easil, dominated – win easily, dominate

Esmagar – crush – crush

Esmurrar – To punch –pull punches

Espancar – To beat up – beat up

Esticar (perna, or brao) – To strech (the leg, the arm) – stretch a leg or arm

Estrear – debut, do for the first time – debut

Avoid – avoid, prevent – avoid, prevent

Faltar – To stall, fail, lack – stall,fail, deficiency

Fechar – To close – close

Finalizar – To submit – finalize

Fingir – To fake – fake

Fortalecer – strengthen – strengthen

Fugir – To escape, flee – escape, escape

Ganhar – To win, earn, gain – win

To get the underhook with one arm , pass an arm under the opponent’s arm

Girar – To rotate – rotate

Gritar – To scream, to shout – shout, scream

Jogar – To play – play

Jogar (a pear) – To throw the leg – throw the leg

Levantar – To stand up, to lift – stand up

Levantar as pernas / os braos – To rise up one’s legs / arms – lift a leg/arm

Levar – To take, carry – take, take with you

Lutar – To fight, struggle, wrestle – fight, fight

Machucar – To hurt, to injure – injured

To block the position – block the position

Pasar to watch – To pass the guard – pass the guard

Pasar a técnica – To show a technique – show a technique

Patrocinar – To sponsor – sponsor

Pegar – To get, grab, catch, take – take, grab

Pegar (com a m’o)-To grab (with the hand) – grab with your hand

Pegar as costas – To take the back – take your back

Pisar – To step (on something) – take a step

Posture – To base – base

Proteger – To protect – protect

Pular – jump (to guard) – jump on guard

Puxar – To pull – pull

Puxar pra looks — To pull guard — call the guard

Quebrar – To break, smash, smash – break, smash, shatter

Raspar – To sweep, scrape, shave – flip

Rodar – roll – roll

Rolar – To roll, To spar – roll, do sparring

Sair – To exit, leave, escape – get out, leave, run

Sair da posio – To get out the position – get out of a position

Segurar – To hold – hold

Sentar-se – To sit – sit down

Sobreviver – survive – survive

Socar – To hit, strike – hit

Soltar – To release / To let go – leave

Subir – To go up – increase

Tirar – To take off – take off

Torcer – To twist – twist

Vencer – To win, To defeat, conquer, vanquish – win, beat, conquer, overwhelm

Virar – To turn – turn

Virar barriga por ch’o / por top – To lay down on one’s stomach / back – turn belly down

Virar de quatro – To go on turtle position – turn in the position of the turtle

Virar or quadril – To swing the hips – rotate hips

 

Now you’re starting to understand each other more?.

Andrea

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Written by Andrea

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