• 33 Lectures
  • 0 Quizzes
  • Skill level All levels
  • English Language
  • 55 Students

Jiu-Jitsu Foundations

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This series presents an introduction to the core collection of foundational techniques and principles for jiu-jitsu in the gi. Ideal for beginner and basic students, these videos explain the how, what and why of the most effective pieces of the jiu-jitsu puzzle.

Course Curriculum

Total learning: 33 lessons Time: 10000 weeks

    Preparatory Exercises 9

    • Lecture1.1
      Solo Drills Overview
    • Lecture1.2
      Leg Pummeling (Eggbeaters)
    • Lecture1.3
      Triangles (Sankaku)
    • Lecture1.4
      Bridging Basics
    • Lecture1.5
      Bridging Series (Compound Movements)
    • Lecture1.6
      Technical Lift Position (Stability and Roundkick)
    • Lecture1.7
      Technical Lift Position (Sidekick and Stand Up)
    • Lecture1.8
      Technical Lift Series (Compound Movements)
    • Lecture1.9
      Shoulder Roll Series (Compound Movements)

    Foundational Defenses: Mounted Position 2

    • Lecture2.1
    • Lecture2.2
      Knee-Elbow Escape

    Foundational Defenses: Cross-Side Position 2

    • Lecture3.1
      Knee-Elbow Escape
    • Lecture3.2
      Single Leg

    Foundational Defenses: Turtle Position 2

    • Lecture4.1
    • Lecture4.2

    Foundational Defenses: Rear Mount 1

    Guard Passing Preliminaries: Postural Concerns 3

    Guard Passing Preliminaries: Standing Methods 2

    • Lecture7.1
      Staggered Stand-Up
    • Lecture7.2
      Head-Down Stand-Up

    Guard Passing Preliminaries: Opening Methods 2

    • Lecture8.1
      Cross-Grip Method
    • Lecture8.2
      Stiff-Arm Method

    Guard Passing: Clearing the Knee Line 3

    • Lecture9.1
      Toreando (Bullfight) – Basic Variation
    • Lecture9.2
      Knee-Cut (Knee Slice)
    • Lecture9.3
      Double Underhooks

    Foundational Sweeps I: The Closed Guard 4

    • Lecture10.1
      Scissor Sweep
    • Lecture10.2
      Scissor Sweep with Hiza Garuma
    • Lecture10.3
      Hip Heist Sweep
    • Lecture10.4
      Flower Sweep

    Foundational Sweeps II: Open Guard 1

    • Lecture11.1
      Kneeling Partner: Butterfly Sumi Gaeshi

    Foundational Submissions I: Closed Guard 2

    • Lecture12.1
      Juji-jime (Cross-Choke)
    • Lecture12.2
      Jujigatame (Straight Armlock)

    Foundational Submissions II: Open Guard 0

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Brian Glick is a 3rd degree black belt under John Danaher and Renzo Gracie. In the 20 years since he began jiu-jitsu, he has taught thousands of students at his own schools in Brooklyn and at the Renzo Gracie Academy in NY, where he is known for his technical acumen and systematic teaching methodology. Over the years he has worked with everyone from Georges St-Pierre and Chris Wideman to Gordon Ryan and Garry Tonon, along with many other BJJ and MMA luminaries.
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