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Brazilian jiu-jitsu is not a scary thing. Let me tell you a story that many of you might be able to relate to. When I decided to try BJJ for the first time, I was a little nervous. In Beginning BJJ: Solutions for First Year Problems, coach Sally Arsenault addressed the basics all new practitioners need to know: what is a gi, how to buy a gi, and how to tie the darn belt (which turns out to be surprisingly challenging).

As Sally explained: I like using a flat, tidy knot for my gi belt. My suggestion is to use the super lock variation of the Hollywood variation. This course is for all practitioners who want to have a solid foundation in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

For white belts who want to get a head of the game and feel prepared to earn a blue belt. For blue belts who want to feel confident and comfortable with their first color belt. For purple, brown, and black belts looking for an extra source of knowledge. Page 5 Five Tips for Martial Artists Crossing Over to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Roy Dean Page 7 The Beginning of Your Journey in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by Roy Harris Page 11 Seven Supercoach Strategies, Share Your BJJ More Effectively by John Will Page 16 Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in the Real World by Marcus Soares & Stephan Kesting.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) (/ dʒ uː ˈ dʒ ɪ t s uː /; Portuguese: [ˈʒiw ˈʒit(i)su], [ˈʒu ˈʒit(i)su], [dʒiˈu dʒit(i)ˈsu]; jiu-jitsu brasileiro) is a self-defence martial art and combat sport based on grappling, ground fighting, and submission holds.It focuses on the skill of controlling one’s opponent, gaining a dominant position, and using a number of techniques to force them. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu ranking system awards practitioners different colored belts for increasing levels of knowledge and skill. The system shares its origins with Judo but now has its own character that has become synonymous with the art, including an informality in promotional criteria and a conservative approach to promotion in general generally resulting in a longer time to reach black belt. Câmara was the first jiu-jitsu practitioner that she promoted to black belt. The achievement comes fifty years after Câmara earned his brown belt, according to Brazilian.

A while ago we polled some experienced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu players, who have been grappling for some time, ranging from blue belts to black belts. Our goal was to get some upper rank advice for white belts and those specifically just starting out. Here’s the feedback we received: Experienced Practitioners Offer Advice for BJJ Beginners. “Old man Jiu-Jitsu” means managing risk factors in order to be able to train consistently.

Focusing On Jiu Jitsu. Training time is precious to the older practitioner since most of them have busy lives with work, family, and other obligations. Getting 3 to 5 hours per week for a hobby is hard to negotiate, so they want to get the most of it. Unlocking BJJ Taking Your Grappling Game To The Next Level.

Deep Half Guard. Deep Half Guard with triangled legs In no gi, with one butterfly hook inserted under the opponent’s lower leg In the Deep Half Guard you are – as the name implies – deep underneath your opponent’s hips.

List of related literature:

Individual technique tips: Instructors can’t possibly give a personal training session to all 20 members of the class, but they should offer some individual tips.

“Weight Training For Dummies” by Liz Neporent, Suzanne Schlosberg, Shirley J. Archer
from Weight Training For Dummies
by Liz Neporent, Suzanne Schlosberg, Shirley J. Archer
Wiley, 2011

Anyone interested in becoming highly proficient at groundfighting should absolutely spend time training with one of the many Brazilian jiu jitsu instructors available around the world.

“Complete Krav Maga: The Ultimate Guide to Over 250 Self-Defense and Combative Techniques” by Darren Levine, John Whitman
from Complete Krav Maga: The Ultimate Guide to Over 250 Self-Defense and Combative Techniques
by Darren Levine, John Whitman
Ulysses Press, 2016

If you want to know what to expect from the different martial arts, check out Part III.

“Martial Arts For Dummies” by Jennifer Lawler
from Martial Arts For Dummies
by Jennifer Lawler
Wiley, 2011

Part III (“Group Exercise Modalities”) focuses on the practical teaching skills required for the most common modalities: kickboxing, step, stationary indoor cycling, sport conditioning, boot camp, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), water exercise, yoga, and Pilates.

“Methods of Group Exercise Instruction” by Mary M. Yoke, Carol Armbruster
from Methods of Group Exercise Instruction
by Mary M. Yoke, Carol Armbruster
Human Kinetics, 2019

Sparring Practices Like tai chi and hsing-i, ba gua develops fighting skills through a methodical sequence of solo exercises and practices with partners.

“The Power of Internal Martial Arts and Chi: Combat and Energy Secrets of Ba Gua, Tai Chi, and Hsing-i” by Bruce Frantzis
from The Power of Internal Martial Arts and Chi: Combat and Energy Secrets of Ba Gua, Tai Chi, and Hsing-i
by Bruce Frantzis
North Atlantic Books, 2007

Anyone interested in becoming highly proficient at groundfighting should absolutely spend time training with one of the many Brazilian jujitsu instructors available around the world.

“Complete Krav Maga: The Ultimate Guide to Over 230 Self-Defense and Combative Techniques” by Darren Levine, John Whitman
from Complete Krav Maga: The Ultimate Guide to Over 230 Self-Defense and Combative Techniques
by Darren Levine, John Whitman
Ulysses Press, 2007

Carlson taught everyone, opening up the closed world of Gracie Jiu-jitsu to all of Brazil.

“The MMA Encyclopedia” by Jonathan Snowden, Kendall Shields
from The MMA Encyclopedia
by Jonathan Snowden, Kendall Shields
ECW Press, 2010

Beginners should be encouraged to learn the kickboxing moves correctly, since injuries often occur when clients try to do too much too soon.

“NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training” by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
from NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training
by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2011

Physical conditioning, basic technique practice, set routines, and sparring are the four corner-posts of traditional Chinese martial arts practice.

“Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals: A Historical Survey” by Brian Kennedy, Elizabeth Guo
from Chinese Martial Arts Training Manuals: A Historical Survey
by Brian Kennedy, Elizabeth Guo
North Atlantic Books, 2007

A good introduction for newcomers to the martial arts.

“The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies” by Bill Palmer, Karen Palmer, Ric Meyers
from The Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies
by Bill Palmer, Karen Palmer, Ric Meyers
Scarecrow Press, 1995

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  • About six months in and training at a great gym with a lot of willingly helpful upper belts. Definitely still playing the fool daily, nice to have a reminder of how normal that is. Really great advice, definitely ordering a copy of the book. Thanks for sharing.

  • This is cool to hear from you after watching your reactions for a while now and just getting back to BJJ in a more steady schedule

  • Thank you for your advice, i was honestly debating in my head wether i should quit or not. I am 15 years old and only a 120 pounds white belt 1 stripe and today i got submitted by another 15 year old about 6 times in 5 minutes. Its so discouraging sometimes when i feel like im doing good then i get smashed every single day and not ever getting a submission. once again, Thank you for these wise words.

  • I have been contemplating joining BJJ for 5 years, and I’m 27 now, I’m finally going to my first class this week! thanks for the tips

  • Awesome video, I’m not sure why some strange fruit is so interested in your ethnic background, I think he has an issue with speaking down to people who look a little different. Very impressive keeping your cool. Anyway great video saved to my watch list ����

  • This is by far one of the best videos that I’ve seen where someone offers a really good advice to jujitsu beginners thanks a lot for those words

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  • The key principle when it comes to a “pin” in judo or BJJ is that the person pinning maintains CONTROL of the opponent. When you have them “pinned”, this implies you are in control of their movement. And, you are in a tactically superior position, and are best positioned to then apply a submission.

  • Oh man I really hope my next opponent forced me to fall to the weak side next time I get back. Weak side is so much better than the overhook side.

  • What if a purple belt submits you with a rnc but chokes you so hard you still can’t talk a week later after only doing jiu jitsu for two weeks

  • You always have to listen when greatness is talking. Very thorough but not too wordy nor over explanation on the subject. The “thumbs down” are probably from the ones always on the receiving end of those elbow escapes and “murder’s rope” strangulations.

  • Good blueprint of techniques to know. The only thing a lot of them were sloppy. Osoto Gari with no kuzushi will not work. You need to break his balance first. Legs open on your armlock.etc.

  • Great tips thank you so much for the advice….Im looking forward to learning more n more everyday and not to see it as a win or lose situation.

  • This video made me re-think about how I should do the Upa escape…I think I was doing it slightly wrong, which is why I have trouble everytime I try escaping…thanx

  • funny thing is, coming from standup: keeping elbows close seems like the natural thing to do… until you are on the mat:D nice tips

  • Eh, I guess for a sport jiu-jitsu white belt. But for someone who is looking to use jiu-jitsu for mma or self-defense, I would disagree about many of these. I would say the Guard Punch Block series 1-4, the Upa escape (particularly against a striking opponent), and taking the back from the mount with rear naked choke finish. That’s if I had to pick the 3 most important techniques for a white belt.

  • Im the type to have win or lose, but not a negative, if i lose i go fair play he is better and ask, and when i win i hug it out and say sorry if i hurt them, its win or lose for me, but not toxic

  • John is a one of the most talented instructors in the business. His purple belts are better than lots of black belts in other schools. Many thanks for both!

  • This can actually be dangerous convincing people that the three most techniques are the entryway and they may think they understand and get themselves into trouble

  • I understand you, my friend, but you also stopped knowing and I think you have already been through that situation if you do not take the practices more seriously you will not be helping the classmate and that shows when you go to another school to roll and you run into less grades than you They make you drop the fat drop!

  • One of the best teachings I’ve seen. I’m a lifelong wrestler stepping into bjj at 30 and it’s a whole different world. I feel like wrestling is 2D and bjj is 3D. You need to be soo much more conscious of your legs and whole body as one unit.

  • Hi Steve, very nice video-thanks for that. I’m having my first bjj training tomorrow and I’m a bit nervous about that. Any piece of advice for me? Many thanks ��

  • One of my mistakes was bench pressing ���� I’m 120 pounds and I roll with guys who are 30+ pounds heavier so bench pressing doesn’t help

  • I started Jiu Jitsu 2 years ago at 36. I’m having a very hard time due to it being so physically and mentally challenging. I feel like I didn’t really get to learn the basics/philosophy and I find John’s way of explaining things the easiest for me to connect with.

  • These are great especially now while most bjj schools are shut down due to the Coronavirus. Curious though if these can be done on a grappling dummy. I do not own one currently but thinking about getting one.

  • I think a better question than “What are the 3 techniques a White belt should know?” would be “What are the techniques a white belt should know and be good at FOR STARTERS?”

  • This is gold. I’ve been doing BJJ for 2 months now. People say I improved a lot. I don’t really see it. I’m lacking a strong base of sweeps and throws. I literally only learned one throw and barely practiced it. Sweeps only the scissor sweep, the rest I just feel my partner flowing and improvise something (works about 50% of the time). I needed something like this, something to build a base so I can stop constantly trying to get back to a decent position.

  • Relson and Roice always used to say to master the basics.  @ 9:39, (Palendrome) notice the three dimensional angle insertion of the knee.  Since 95, I’ve seen thousands of people try to bring that knee into their opponent’s hips without using this 3-D insertion of “Ankle high, knee in.”   Mastery recognizes mastery…

  • I respect the message, but I think there should be some clarity within the video description about whether the content relates to ‘sport’ jiu jitsu and ‘self-defense’ jiu jitsu. I do not plan to ever compete and train for self defense so this info is only slightly relevant.

  • I’m worried with my military experience I might come off as aggressive or disrespectful. If I can tap should I? I know enough to get me in trouble in class.

  • Can someone explain the reason why it’s necessary for one to have his elbow in the mounted person’s knee when attempting the elbow escape?

  • I feel great that I feel pretty proficient with all of those moves. My armbar from the mount is super sloppy though so I’ll be working on that. Great video as always keep it up. OSS!

  • I’ve been a fan of MMA since about 2015 and have only the past month gotten into a BJJ gym. Absolutely loving it. By watching a ton of MMA has really put me far ahead of others in the gym when it comes to defence. I’m still quite poor at attacking, so hearing you talk about focusing on defence really made me feel great

  • I’m a white belt and even I know these techniques are very sloppy. But on a good note tho this did make me realize what I was doing wrong with my armbar from mount. I wasn’t leaning on my right leg (the one over the body) so I would alway end up falling on my butt before my leg was over the head.

  • Put your under arm closer to their shoulder / armpit for the Americana. Just learned that last class. Makes for less necessary torquing of their elbow.

  • I’m 51 and just started 2 weeks ago. Great post!! I could care less about winning or losing, I’m just having a great time learning! It is my stress release. Everyone at the class I go to are always helpful and polite. Can’t wait for the next class.

  • Awesome teacher, he breaks down the pieces of struggle. If the Encyclopedia Brittanica was human crossed with the Boston strangler its John lol

  • in a real street fight I would bite the shit out of his hand… poke his eye… I remember a dumb dude really thought he can do this to me seem like he was reading a book (he is one of them stuck+up-show-off guys)…

  • I’m a white belt guy at my gym. What do I do when I’m submitting my partner over and over and he’s getting frustrated? We both are at different stages of training, we work on different things when we roll. He says I’m going to hard, but When I reduce my resistance, he increases his attack. Other than rotating partners, do you have any recommendations on how we can find a way to work together better? I want to be able to roll with any partner in my gym with positivity and mutual willingness to help each other.

  • Would love to do a private with John, although his voice is like that dude on “How It’s Made” or “Forensic Files” and there is risk where I fall asleep during the training session.

  • I really thank you for this video, I’m about to start getting back into juijitsu and it’s been over a year and a half, you have said some things I have personally thought about myself, just watching this video has really made me feel more content with myself. I lost my motivation to do juijitsu because of work and priorities, but whenever I see juijitsu videos, it always brings to mind that the days I use to train were the best days of my life and then the reasons why I trained, and again, I say this with all my heart,ty so much for this video

  • I started Jiu Jitsu yesterday. and i thought im trained (i was boxing before) but oh man…my legs hurt so much…all the muscles crazy….now im gonna educate, study and progress

  • Chris love the video. Are you a JBP fan? Sounds like you’ve successfully integrated some of his teachings into your instructions…”walk fine line between order and chaos”,.”ascend the hierarchy”, “carry a heavy burden”:D

  • Excellent video, no extras and long intros. After a long layoff, it’s nice to get a quick basic visual to get things back on track. TY

  • I get tapped every day all the time I know every day that my friends will choke me and bend me in 1000000 ways but I still love it

  • Double leg is sloppy. Your driving knee (the first one you put down) needs to clear through your opponent’s heels. Pretend there is a pane of glass going from the back of one heel to the other. You must shatter this glass when you drive in with that knee. The second double leg, from the opposite side view, was better. See how that knee went through the “pane of glass”? Still needs a lot of work. But great job for showing and suggesting the technique as one of the first 10 a BJJer needs to learn.

  • ive watched more BJJ videos then i can count in the few months i’ve been in the sport, and this video by FAR has been more practical and easy to absorb then most. its almost unbelievable that there aren’t more just as simple as this. thank you

  • I remember watching this video a couple of years ago when I first started jiu jitsu. I’m a blue belt now. These are such simple concepts but so so important. I was so guilty of all of these when I started. Good video!

  • Different words for strangle: gag, inhibit, kill, restrain, smother, suffocate, asphyxiate, muffle, repress, hush, squelch, strangulate, subdue, suppress, throttle, garrote/garrotte, quelch. Im going to start utilizing these words whilst practicing strangulation.

  • Awesome video sir. 8 months training. 20yr frontline police sgt. Jiu jitsu has taught me more in 8 months than 20yrs yearly qualifications. Thank you.

  • This is gold! Thank you for sharing! Would be extra-gold if you could link the technique names in the description to a timestamp in the video.

  • I’m starting Friday and looking forward to a new challenge I’m 45 I’ve done Muay Thai to a good standard but like a say a totally new challenge is what I’m looking forward to ����

  • Sir that was a very positive and informative video. I have a lot of those negative tendencies are a young guy. Enjoying the process is probably the best thing you mentioned. Not looking at “losing” as learning is a huge factor as to why people platto in anything they do. Great job!

  • I’ve been a boxing Muay Thai Guy for decades and just now in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu:-) I’ve seen a lot of it but I’m like a bad retread Tire. Your video is extremely helpful!!

  • I have not been eating the day of training until training is over and it has been working marvelously but I wanted to ask; at a tournament that may take all day should I go the whole day without or should I eat something after every 6 hours? Or what?

  • a white belt video, and they’re dropping knowledge like crazy; I’m glad I paid for some of the bjjfans videos because the tech is real-regardless of the title.

  • I still go for submissions form their closed guard on shorter guys because even if they stretch out I can still lock it in. Taller guys it is much harder when they extend so not worth it.

    One of my favorite passes is over under pass. You get caught in triangle when you first go for it. Once you get it down it is extremely effective.

    Completely agree on keeping elbows inside.

    The higher belts it seems I get hit with all kinds of shit I dont know very well. Examples clover, knee bars, ankle/toe holds and so on. I know they hold back but it is frustrating when you get nailed with stuff you know well.It is beneficial though. Got hit with so many wrist locks that I got pretty good with them myself. Did my first completion a few weeks ago. Those wrist locks I used during NoGi helped me win the division. Get hit with a couple of those and the other guys will be very cautious on where they put their hands. I didn’t submit them off wrist locks but it shut down their offense pretty well.

  • I have been watching UFC blindly for so many years. I did not know many techniques so to me it was a lot of hugging and tugging. Now I understand what is going on on the ground. The techniques are subtle but completely visible now that I have watched this video. Thanks!

  • Thank you man. I just started BJJ coming from a karate background it is a real challenge. My first class I got tapped out but it was ok cause I am only a white belt. Once again thank you for your words of wisdom.

  • Tonight was my first class. And since leaving class I’ve found myself frustrated in trying to memorize “do I do this before that or vice versa”. Seems like there’s a lot to memorize. Is this frustration normal and I need to give it time?

  • I been training for 4month white bell n never got submitted at sparing coz i learn all the defend. Saying that i only sparring with white n blue bell. Is that a good thing to learn first?

  • Steve thanks for this. I’m 5 weeks into my training and I’ve already experienced frustrations. This sport is hard, and it’s difficult not to feel weak or dumb, especially when I get submitted. I loved your note on the basics and building my fight IQ

  • 6:00 classic mount escape
    8:00 repeat
    9:25 side mount escape
    10:21 repeat
    11:03 back mount escape
    13:36 repeat
    16:55 back take from guard into collar choke
    25:18 mount escape to guard into back take collar choke

  • I hope you have read all those books! Smart guys finish first!  Education! Being smart is a technique / tool that has application in BJJ.  I look forward to following your success.  Wear head gear, mouth piece.

  • A lot of things I hear a lot from the higher ranked belts but when I’m on the mat, it’s so tempting to try these bad plans. Eventually I’ll learn.:-p

  • Love the precision in your language Chris. I’m a late comer to the sport and enjoying it immensely at present. Keep one foot in chaos and one in order… love it! I will give your books a go. Thanks again.

  • I always thought most of this stuff is common sense. Being around different bjj gyms. Im there to learn n be better. There’s always gonna be someone better, i don’t wanna injury myself by not wanting to tap, the bjj community is very welcoming and generous its ok to ask questions

  • I’ve been at ju jitsu for 2 days and rolled with a blue belt and beat him 6 times in a row Maby because I’m much stronger and it was easier to set stuff up or get a good position, I’m a 18 year old 6,5, 204LBS power lifter

  • Thanks man for the advice�� currently in Capoeira and feel can use these same exact tips in that environment, would Love to get into jiu-jitsu, peace from Canada, God bless, stay blessed, and keep being awesome!

  • Our coach is always reminding us to tap out and not try to tuff it out so we won’t get hurt. One guy told him Coach im tapping out but the other guy doesn’t feel my tap or hear me say tap tap. So I told him to just scream out in pain it always works.

  • I never understood the ego that comes with the belt. Sure you worked hard for it, blood, sweat and tears but if you don’t have the mindset of a white belt at all time, that colored belt will mean nothing.

  • The only thing that bothers me as a white belt is when anyone from white to black belt wrenches in submissions super fast and at 1000 percent power. When you injure your rolling partner like that, you are a terrible rolling partner.

  • I’m a smoker, slightly over weight and I grew up street fighting. Do you think joining a bjj gym would be better than say taekwondo or karate, not interested in beating people up but if need be I wanna be in shape and able to protect my wife and kids. I’m not looking to compete but I do wanna be best at what I do, is bjj right for me, or will I be frowned upon because I’m too old to compete??? I wanna use this to quit smoking btw. Basketball did it once for me, but I caved. Thank you

  • Thank you for breaking it down into just 5 things. Much easier to work on and remember techniques in smaller batches. I’m a white belt, coming back after 3 years off and I feel like I’ve forgotten most of what I learned, so videos like this are very helpful and appreciated.

  • I’m a white belt 1 stripe and my first live roll day was against a black belt who held an MMA title and a purple belt and I can confirm that I got wrecked but it was a great learning experience. It taught me why I was doing drills in class and they made more sense and the puzzle pieces began to fit together a little more rather than just doing drills simply because I was told to. Roll as often with higher levels as possible and TAKE YOUR TIME. The calmer and less stressed you are the longer you will last and the more you will remember your techniques. <3 To all the Jiu Jitsu ppl in comments!

  • I was expecting some technical moves. As a new white belt this was very basic and useful information. Thanks for sharing…using slow motion video is a bonus. New sub here!

  • As a white belt, I can assure you that I have zero desire to submit anyone or win anything. I wouldn’t even know if I did. I just want people to help me understand what I’m even looking at / experiencing. I’m at a total loss constantly in jiu-jitsu.

  • I came here to find out how to smash other white belts and came out understanding how wrong and destructive my approach was not only to BJJ but to my whole life. That was the tip of the day! Thank you very much, Chris!

  • Thanks for the white belt mentality reminder. I was falling into the winner/loser category. Morale and enjoyment for the art is suffering. Gonna stick with all position and defense for a while.

  • I’m 83 and just started 2 months ago.

    Just kidding I am 25, but I did start 2 months ago and I really enjoy your videos and the opportunity to learn outside class. Cheers & subbed!

  • Wow’ just Wow. Anyone witj ANY skills will put you on your azz i 1 sec with the first “escape” stopped wathching aftwr that. Lazy = Dead. Remember that.

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  • I’m struggling with keeping someone in my guard because I have short legs. I’ve played football my whole life so I’m the short and stocky type with short legs. Don’t know what to do that would help me

  • Wow… Some of these can easily be triggered in a street fight (put your weight on a guy and he’ll instinctually try to bench press you away etc), interesting and makes complete sense even for me who has no clue… Yup I wanna learn jiu-jitsu you got yourself a sub and you can be dayum sure I’m ringing that bell! ����

  • Today marks my first step towards learning who I am again, I have trained Martial arts for about 8 years now, and I am finally in a place financially where I can start my BJJ training. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  • I’m a white belt ” technically”, because I don’t have a gi that can fit me, but I like training nogi because it feels like when I wrestled in high school, I dont really want to train gi but my instructor has been trying to make me for as long as I’ve been doing it, I respect the sport and do it mostly for fun and to get in shape. I’ve even been told, “it’s not true jujitsu unless you’re in the gi” by my instructors “prodigal student”. There’s a bit of politics involved in my gym, my instructor shows favoritism and doesn’t want to work with me since I am over 400lbs and I’m not as flexible or athletic as the other people in the class. I like most the people in the class and they’re all will to show and teach me new things. Honestly I go to class mostly for the free roll other than the actual instructor, I live in area with limited bjj options

  • As a white belt I have tapped to people submitting me in my guard (#3), and from bottom while I was in side control (#4), I didn’t even know that shouldn’t work so this was really useful!

  • I have done bjj for 3 years now and I’m 14 and I’m wondering here who does the mistakes if you are “beginner”
    Btw some of the “mistakes” like the first one is a good trap to the one who tries triangle on you, if you put your hand between your neck and his leg he can’t submission you and you can leave the triangle with no problem and to side mount

  • Would a shite belt need to know Americana? I am new but a white belt would likely be stressed and may mess up injuring their opponent executing that move

  • Wow, I think I learned more from this video than my first week sparring and training. What a great video that every white belt should see. Subscribed to all notifications. Dude, you rock.

  • My very first day of jujitsu I rolled with a brown belt let’s just say street fighting techniques he literally laughed at me removed my pants because they did not have them tie properly and then choked me with them I was D closed and then chocked with my pants

  • That guard recovery is bullshit. From side control there’s no way I can create enough space to get my legs through again. The guy on top isn’t lying on him and flattening him out. His knees are on the mat, and his chest isn’t creating top pressure.

  • That first one is awesome….hopefully I’ll remember it when I roll tonight. That is my biggest problem is remembering the steps, I am a white belt 4 months in.

  • So my boss introduced me to a bjj gym nearby that he and his kid go to he’s an ex MMA fighter I think ferriera BJJ is what it’s called. Anyways the way he Introduced me was just “hey this is name and he’s gonna be your new student soon” I wasn’t expecting to go but I have a schedule to practice there once they can open again I think in like 3weeks or a month lol kind of nervous but really excited too

  • The first Jiu Jitsu training I went to was super fun. But I broke my rib and have to stay home now for 6 weeks. But I’m not discouraged, I will still start Jiu Jitsu in a couple weeks now. It was an accident, I was laying on my belly bit somehow my hands were in front of my chest with the guys full weight on top of my back. I came from a judo background, but I really like to learn Jiu Jitsu now

  • Awesome advise man, thanks! Win or learn! I love it. Just a month or so in my journey and I honestly can say that I love going in to drill and love the roll. Yep, I get tapped dozens of times a night but really feel like I’m learning. Is there anything I should do when looking for a roll partner? I honestly look for guys my size and wearing a different color belt so I can maximize learning, but I don’t want to waste anyone’s time. I’m sure that’s not how they see it but still. End up mixing it up with blues and purples and whites just to get mat time, work the cardio and learn. Again, thanks!

  • I’m glad you mentioned cutting your fingernails, and keep them super short because even if they’re really short but not fully clipped they’ll tear you up, I have scars all over my wrist. Great video man keep it up!!