BJJ Vocabulary Portuguese English

bjj-portuguese-english-vocabularyIf you’re looking for a list of Portuguese for BJJ in English, this reference should help you.

Though many Brazilians you will meet in the gym can speak English, BJJ classes in Rio de Janeiro are taught in almost 100% Portuguese, and some of the Portuguese BJJ phrases can be confusing for someone who doesn’t speak or is even learning the language.

Unfortunately you can’t buy a Portuguese to English book with BJJ vocabulary! So we decided to put together a list of the most common words and phrases you will hear when training jiu-jitsu in Rio de Janeiro with Connection Rio.

BJJ Vocabulary

Body Parts

Head
Face
Ear
Neck
Back
Spine
Chest
Ribs
Waist
Belly
Shoulder
Arm
Elbow
Hand
Fingers
Hips
Leg
Knee
Shin
Ankle
Foot
Heel
Toes
cabeça
cara / rosto
orelha
pescoço
as costas
coluna
peito
costelas
cintura
barriga
ombro
braço
cotovelo
mão
dedos
quadris
perna
joelho
canela
tornozelo

calcanhar
dedos de pé



BJJ Positions

Closed Guard
Open guard
Spider guard
Half guard
Butterfly guard
Inverted guard
Inside the guard
Mount
Side control
Back
North-South
Scarfhold
Turtle
Posture
Standing
guarda fechada
guarda aberta
guarda aranha
meia guarda
guarda de ganchos
guarda invertido
dentro da guarda
montada
cem kilos
as costas
meia-nove
kesa-gatame
de quatro
postura
em pé



BJJ Techniques

Pass the guard
Sweep
Submission
Choke
Rear naked choke
Guillotine
Darce choke
Arm-triangle
Armlock
Triangle
Wristlock
Leglock
Neck crank
Takedown
Double-leg
passa a guarda
raspagem
finalizacao
estrangulamento
mata leao
guilhotina
brabao / anaconda
triangulo com mão
chave de braco
triangulo
mão de vaca
chave de pe
cervical
queda
baiana



Commonly-Used BJJ Words / Phrases

Gi
No Gi
Lapel
Collar
Sleeve
Pants
Grip

Belt
White belt
Blue belt
Purple belt
Brown belt
Black belt
Degree / stripe
Teacher
Master

Tie your belts
Make pairs
Against the wall
The warm-up
Drilling
Sparring / Rolling
Go
Stop
Time

kimono
sem kimono
lapela
gola
manga
calça
pegada

faixa
faixa branca
faixa azul
faixa roxa
faixa marrom
faixa preta
grau
professor
mestre

amarre suas faixas
faz duplas
fica na parede
o aquecimento
posicão
rola / treino normal
vai
parou
tempo



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