White Belt Guide

Closed Guard Fundamentals – What to do in Closed Guard (Bottom Position) for beginners

Closed guard or known as Full Guard,  is one of the most basic and fundamental attack and defense guards in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Closed guard is used at all levels of BJJ from advanced world champions like Roger Gracie (who is considered the G.O.A.T.   in the gi ) to BJJ/MMA cross over stars like …

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How to Break Your Fall and Get Taken Down Safely in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

When you start training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you may be in situations where you will start sparring (randori in Judo) from your feet.  One of the fundamental goals of BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) is to get the fight from a standing position to the ground where so that the opponents use of punching and kicking …

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Fist hands bump to Start the Roll at the brazilian Jiu Jitsu training

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gym Etiquette – Don’t be that Guy or Girl on the Mats

If we were to look up the definition of the word etiquette we would see this – “the customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group.” This is especially true in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  A customary code of conduct and polite behaviour  amongst members of a gym …

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What You Must Know on Your First Day of BJJ Class – How to Tap Out!

Once your understand the basic etiquette of the mats and how the structure of a typical Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class.  The most important action you must understand before stepping onto the mats is how to tap out. Maybe you watched UFC fights before and you see 1 fighter beat another by making the losing fighter …

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