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Joey Alvarado performing the Kettlebell Turkish Get Up Exercise.

The Top Kettlebell Turkish Get Up Exercise for Jiu Jitsu

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March 27, 2014
Updated April 12, 2018

If you’re a fighter looking for new training methods to take your performance to new levels, nothing beats kettlebells. Joey Alvarado, competitive Jiu Jitsu Masters fighter and creator of Kettle-Jitsu, continues to develop new exercises that incorporate kettlebell training into fighting movements and exercises. One of his top movements is a special variation of the Kettlebell Turkish Get Up with direct applications for BJJ Fighters.

As many fighters can attest to, kettlebell training can yield fantastic results in strength, conditioning, and agility. Even more beneficial is how particular kettlebell exercises have direct applications to fighting movements. One of those kettlebell exercises is the Turkish Get Up.

Kettlebell TGU Tutorial for BJJ Fighters:

Below you’ll find a complete tutorial of the Turkish Get Up, along with how it directly applies to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:


Joey Alvarado is the owner and head trainer of Socal MMA Fitness based in East Los Angeles, California. Joey is a former professional MMA fighter and competitive grappler, and the developer of Kettle-Jitsu, a unique blend of Jiu Jitsu bodyweight exercises and newly developed kettlebell exercises. Find out more at
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