White Belt Gold! 70 “BJJ Basics” Techniques In 26 Minutes.




White Belt Gold! 70 “BJJ Basics” Techniques In 26 Minutes.



This video eliminates the talking and gets right down to business! This is truly a valuable reference resource for any of us coming up through the BJJ ranks. Thanks to Vanderson Pires Jiu Jitsu Team of Wellington, New Zealand for putting this together!


Techniques include
#1 Classic/Basic pass guard 00:08
#2 Pass partners guard from standing 00:37
#3 Matador pass 01:12
#4 From half guard – pass into mount 01:21
#5 From half guard – pass into kesa gatame 01:50
#6a From guard – arm bar 02:50
#6b From guard – arm bar defense 03:08
#7a From guard – kimura 03:34
#7b From guard – kimura defense 03:48
#8a From guard – omoplata 04:03
#8b From guard – omoplata defense 1 04:27
#8c From guard – omoplata defense 2 04:53
#9a From guard – triangle 05:18
#9b From guard – triangle defense 1 05:38
#9c From guard – triangle defense 2 06:02
#10a From guard – cross choke 06:26
#10b From guard – cross choke defense 06:43
#11a Foot lock from standing 06:59
#11b Foot lock defense 07:16
#12a From mount – ezekiel choke 07:33
#12b From mount – ezekiel choke defense 07:49
#13a From mount – arm bar 08:04
#13b From mount – arm bar defense 08:26
#14a From mount — americana 08:58
#14b From mount – americana defense 09:21
#15a From mount – cross choke 09:34
#15b From mount – cross choke defense 09:52
#16 From knee ride – arm bar 10:14
#17 From knee ride – cross choke 10:33
#18 From side control – arm bar 10:51
#19 From side control – cross choke 11:08
#20 From side control – americana 11:31
#21 From side control – escape to your turtle 11:44
#22 From side control – re-establish guard 12:05
#23 From side control – upa 12:22
#24 Bridge and Roll defense from kesa gatame 12:52
#25 From partners turtle — clock choke 13:20
#26 From partners turtle — crucifix 13:45
#27 From partners turtle — rolling choke 14:09
#28 From your turtle — omoplata 14:36
#29 From your turtle — take the back 14:56
#30 From your turtle — reversal/inverse 15:13
#31 Sweep from guard — scissor 15:33
#32 Sweep from guard — kimura 15:56
#33 Sweep from guard — pendulum 16:17
#34 Sweep from guard — double leg reap 16:38
#35 Sweep from guard — balloon 17:06
#36 Sweep from guard — omoplata to sofa 17:30
#37 From butterfly guard — hug sweep 17:57
#38 Basic delariva sweep 18:25
#39 Sweep from guard — knee squeeze 18:48
#40 From your half guard — under hook sweep 19:13
#41 From your half guard — grab the foot sweep 19:45
#42a1 Judo takedown — kouchi gari 20:15
#42a2 Judo takedown — deashi harai 20:28
#42a3 Judo takedown — tomoe nage 20:43
#42a4 Judo takedown — uchi mata 20:57
#42a5 Judo takedown — ippon seionage 21:11
#42a6 Judo takedown — kata guruma 21:25
#42a7 Judo takedown — morote seionage 21:42
#42a8 Judo takedown — tai toshi 22:00
#42a9 Judo takedown — o-uchi gari 22:14
#42a10 Judo takedown — o-goshi 22:29
#42a11 Judo takedown — o-soto gari 22:44
#42b Biana/Double leg take down 22:58
#42c Single leg take down 23:16
#S1 Self defense – double hand choke 23:40
#S2 Self defense – one wrist grabbed 23:48
#S3 Self defense – bear hug from front 23:58
#S4 Self defense – bear hug from back 24:18
#S5 Self defense – standing rear naked choke 24:56
#S6 Self defense – standing guillotine 25:10
#S7a Self defense – back on wall double hand choke 25:35
#S7b Self defense – back on wall single hand choke 25:48


Private Lesson #8 – Armbar From The Mount w/ Mark Cukro




For this eighth installment of Private Lessons we are featuring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Mark Cukro. I have been watching Mark’s BJJ videos since he was a Brown Belt. All of them are intellectually explained in a concise manner with an inordinate amount of detail!


The other day I was looking for an armbar from mount video to lead beginners to. There are some but they are all geared toward the more advanced player, or are No Gi specific. I knew that Mark would be the perfect person to ask to shed some light upon this most vital attack for BJJ beginners and those attempting to learn self-defense.



Thank you Mark Cukro for the technique!


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If you would like to film a Private Lessons video for us, or know someone you would like to see do a Private Lessons video. Please contact us!


Matt Serra Teaching Hours Of Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals




If you are a BJJ beginner, these videos could be the best thing in the world for you. Contained is more than two hours of MMA/BJJ legend Matt Serra teaching Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals.


Matt Serra is a former UFC welterweight champion and a Renzo Gracie Black Belt. He is widely known for being one of the two people to defeat Georges St. Pierre, taking his belt in 2007.


Part 1 – 48 minutes


Part 2 – 35 minutes


Part 3 – 37 minutes


Part 4 – 23 minutes


Check out Matt Serra’s BJJ academy page here.


Okay I had to add this video as a bonus. Check out Matt Serra in a grappling battle with another BJJ legend, Jean Jacques Machado below.



BJ Penn – “My Whole Game Is Basics”




BJ “The Prodigy” Penn is a true BJJ and Mixed Martial Arts Legend. His list of achievements is too long to list and most of us already know of them anyway.


In this video series BJ explains that the secret to his meteoric rise was Brazilian Jiu Jitsu basics. In the video below he goes so far as to say that his entire game is basics.


For a fledgling white belt (and blue belts like myself), it is tremendously easy to get caught up in the flash of today’s BJJ. There is so much dynamic maneuvering going on and the advent of new and exciting guards, that it makes it difficult for a white belt to simply focus on the armbar from closed guard.


However white belt, this is a game of patience. There will plenty of time down the road to get as flashy as you would like. Take it from BJ Penn, fundamentals are your best friend!


I highly recommend reading his book Why I Fight: The Belt Is Just an Accessory


It is an incredible story if you are a Jiu Jitsu lover. BJ tells all about rising up from his struggles growing up in Hilo, Hawaii to going on to becoming the first American BJJ Black Belt to ever win the World Championship (Mundials). Check out that match here.




Leticia Ribeiro & Beatriz Mesquita Insane Drilling Routine



(Beatriz Mesquita and Leticia Ribeiro)


Brand New video from BJJhacks.com shows black belt champions Leticia Ribeiro and Beatriz Mesquita drilling to develop speed, flexibility and technique. If you were to begin doing these same drills (with the same intensity) with the people at your academy, your games would improve quickly!


Thank you BJJ Hacks for continuously bringing such excellent content from Brazil!



Finishing The Triangle (For People With Short Legs)




Finishing The Triangle (For People With Short Legs)


Everyone’s body type comes with inherent strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately for people with shorter legs, or people with a larger opponent in their guard, finishing a triangle choke can prove quite difficult. The three videos below contain excellent details for helping you finish this enigmatic and elusive choke.