BJJ info/sites

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' started by Erik H, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. SensibleManiac

    SensibleManiac Valued Member

    Randy Couture DVD series has a great DVD on the Clinch that teaches some awesome stand up grappling skills as well as the DVD on Grappling from a Wrestlers Perspective. These two would help greatly.
    Other than that you'll want to work your escapes like crazy.
  2. judobjj

    judobjj New Member

    DVD and Book Reviews on

    I am just in the process of completing the Mastering The Rubber Guard DVD by Eddie Bravo.


  3. slideyfoot

    slideyfoot Co-Founder of Artemis BJJ

  4. BJJitsu

    BJJitsu New Member

  5. JSun

    JSun Valued Member

  6. urgeman

    urgeman Valued Member

  7. dgrappler1

    dgrappler1 Valued Member

    Make sure you check out a couple of schools if possible. When you find an instructor that can break down the techniques into simple steps then you will learn much quicker. The mat is the best place to learn what works and doesn't work for you. Remember, you will get tapped hundreds of times, but so does everybody else who is early in their training. Keep training and you will see yourself getting better every week. Good luck.
  8. nbf79

    nbf79 Valued Member

    I'm a regular on and Both are very different but excellent sites with tons of great info. There are great members on the forums and great instructional video's. There's a lot of excellent new material coming out with guest instructors such as Keith Owen on submissions 101 and on damage control there's video's with Erik Paulson, Nick Diaz and many more great grappers and fighters. Brian Yamazaki has an amazing way of looking at techniques like asking why they work and how they will affect with expert doctors giving the meaning behind the fighting. Check them out. Both excellent sites.
  9. BJJwristlock

    BJJwristlock New Member

  10. slideyfoot

    slideyfoot Co-Founder of Artemis BJJ

    Thanks: I hadn't realised my last post in this thread was that long ago, as I don't think I'd started that spreadsheet yet. Quite a few of those blogs are either no longer running, or have changed their url. Last time I posted, I was a new blue belt. Now I'm a new purple belt. Random coincidence. ;)

    The full list of BJJ blogs I'm currently aware of is here, and I've also got a list of BJJ forums here. I try to keep both regularly updated, especially the blogs (new ones pop up all the time).
  11. SenseiMattKlein

    SenseiMattKlein Engage, Maverick

    That list of BJJ blogs is fantastic, Slideyfoot. Thanks!
  12. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    learn to enjoy being tapped out and learning?
  13. SenseiMattKlein

    SenseiMattKlein Engage, Maverick

  14. slideyfoot

    slideyfoot Co-Founder of Artemis BJJ

    No probs, I hope it was useful. More keep popping up all the time, so I need to update the online version of that list. :D
  15. greg1075

    greg1075 Valued Member

    Just found this guy yesterday:

    It wouldn't be a luxury for bjj to finally get some sort of codification of its techniques imo. As an example, people who have trained a while understand what the fundamentals are but new students don't have an official guide to refer to and sort of left on their own to piece it together via verbal instruction, books, videos etc. Most people I've talked to seem to agree on this but lament on the sheer number of techniques/entries/variations etc. If anything, the most standard techniques should be cataloged... I like the site above because it allows you to filter techniques by category, type, skill level, gi/no-gi or position. I've only perused through it so not sure how comprehensive it is, but kudos to the guy who put it together.
  16. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones New Member

    These guys do a pretty good job covering the BJJ scene

    Link removed.
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  17. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Greetings Bob Jones.

    What is it specifically that makes you say they do a good job? Why is it a good job? Here on MAP, we ask that you post points to get a conversation going when you post a link.

    Also, I am curious. You just joined and posted two links to the same sight. Are you affiliated with that site in some way?

    Welcome to MAP. :hat:
  18. Penny0505

    Penny0505 New Member

    Kraken Submission Grappling! Cambridgeshires first true no-gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy. Our promise is to deliver world class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in the most offensive and efficient manner. We focus on constant refinement and cutting out unnecessary movement. Not only does a technique have to be high percentage, but it needs to be executed with the fewest steps possible. The first class is always free so come and experience some high level link removed.
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  19. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Penny0505, welcome to MAP.

    This thread is about online learning resources, rather than a place to advertise clubs.

    If you'd like to place an advert please let me know, otherwise please do look around the site and join in where you can. Experience is always welcomed.
  20. Vince Millett

    Vince Millett Haec manus inimica tyrannis MAP 2017 Gold Award

    YouTube has vast amounts of BJJ stuff.

    A few thoughts:
    • Any decent instructor will tell you: tap early, tap often. That's both how you learn and how you stay uninjured.
    • Those weird warm up exercises are probably the most important things to focus on right now. Later you will realise that they are the key body movements involved in techniques. For example, bridging and shrimping, bridging and rolling to turtle.
    • EVERYTHING is about hips, their position and where they move, where they turn. This related to the previous point too.
    • Many BJJ clubs have some input from wrestling, partly to add to takedown skills but at least as important, defending against takedown attacks.
    • Many BJJ people have at least some basic judo, so even if there isn't a formal judo element in your club you should be able to find someone to drill throws with you.
    • By far the best BJJ book is Jiu Jitsu University by Saulo Ribeiero because it shows common mistakes for each position as well as great detail on how to do each technique.
    • It will take a few months before it suddenly starts to make sense. I alays tell beginners: commit to two months. After that, if it's not for you so be it, but I don't think you can make an informed decision on that until you have got past the first couple of months' awkwardness, soreness and frustration.
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