The sport of BJJ is a vast and endless journey of self discovery, physical, mental and emotional growth. Techniques take years to learn and refine. There is always someone out there that is better, faster and more technical. The more we learn, the more we realise just how much more there is. When it comes improving, we each have our own path to follow. There are drills, rolling, technical instruction and competitions. All of these and more are required along the path of Jiu-Jitsu. One thing that is a cornerstone of BJJ improvement is good solid instruction by top class coaches and competitors. This is not always so easy to find though. To help you on your way, we’ll regularly post and share Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques by BJJ players at the top of the heap so that regardless of where you are or if you have access to solid instruction, our posts can help bring some of that knowledge to you. The techniques have been sorted into sub categories to form a BJJ curriculum so that you can actually learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a structured way. So let’s get started with these Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques.
You may have heard of the X guard made famous by Marcelo Garcia. In this video, Stephan Kesting introduces us to the 5 basic positions. There’s a whole game from here that’s amazing once you get into it.
I’m a big fan of getting the basics right. When it comes to Spider guard, this couldn’t be more true.
If you’re a fan of the Spider guard but are battling to finish from there, make sure you’re getting the basics right.
Check out this BJJ Joe video by Professor Kris Kim of Yongsan BJJ at Trent Warrior Fitness Center, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Seoul, Korea. The detail in the grip explanations is simply phenomenal.
Be sure to check out the notable points at these times:
0:15 Grip Basics
1:30 Establishing Position
4:22 Foot & Hand Position
7:20 Basic Movement
BJJ world champion Caio Terra has a great half guard game. In this video, he shows us an excellent way to take the back from the half guard top position. It’s amazing how often I find my self in half guard so it’s important to have a good way to get to a dominant position from there.