Curriculum

The following is our Brazilian jiu jitsu WHITE BELT curriculum, which we use as the foundation for gi, no gi, our mma-based combatives class, and our kids class.

Entire curriculum taught over six term. Five are scheduled, the last one is for make-up purposes (summer 2021)

The videos linked below are either our own videos or relevant videos produced by others.

 

Brand-New Students

Videos

 

Individual Intro Lesson (done in lieu of group Introduction Class)

 

  • Get grappling, fighting history

  • Get injury history

  • Explain goals of BJJ

    • Technique over athleticism

    • Advance, control, submit

    • Climbing the Ladder

  • Show mount

  • Show back

  • Show RNC and tapping

  • Allow them to do RNC

  • Show guard

  • Show side control

  • Live roll w/ instructor

  • Assign mentor

Fall 2019

Prerequisite Vids

Standing

Clinch/Wall

  • Goals

  • Posture

  • Pummeling

  • Bear Hug

Turtle/ Front Pinch

  • Goals

  • Position

  • Defense

    • Sit to Guard

  • Clock Choke

  • Three Guillotines

Ashi Garami

  • Position

  • Goals

  • Achilles/ Ankle Lock

Half Guard

  • Posture

  • Goals

  • Block and Roll Escape

Side Control/ Knee on Belly

  • Position

  • Goals

  • Framing

  • Paper Cutter

Guard

  • Posture

  • Goals

  • Caveman Opening

  • Torriando Pass

  • Cross Choke (3 Grips)

  • Arm Bar from Guard

  • Triangle

  • Thrust Choke

  • Points of Contact w/ Feet

  • Rape Choke Defense

  • Scissor Sweep

Mount/ North-South

  • Posture

  • Goals

  • Sustaining Mount

    • Swimming

    • Grapevines/ Low Mount

    • Hand Picks

    • High Mount

    • Pressure

  • Bridge Escape

  • Arm Bar

Back

  • Position

  • Goals

  • Maintaining Control

  • Escaping

  • RNC

  • Monkey Choke

Winter 2020

Prerequisite Vids

  • Master the Rule Before Breaking the Rule

  • Flow like Spilled Milk

  • Pacing

  • Keep Elbows In (t-rex arms)

  • Climbing the Body

  • Control Space

  • Use Strong Body Parts to Attack Weak Body Parts

  • Hand Fighting

Standing

  • Low Single

  • Double Leg

  • Ankle Pick

  • Headlock and Defense

  • Guillotine and Defense

Clinch/Wall

  • Rear Bearhug Defense

  • Teacup

Turtle/ Front Pinch

  • Defense

  • Single Leg

  • Knee-in Body Pinch

  • Crucifix

  • Front Pinch Gi Chokes

Ashi Garami

  • Toe Hold

Half Guard

  • Framing

  • Knee-in Replace Guard (alternating between this and block and roll)

Side Control/ Knee on Belly

  • Control Head

  • Pressure

  • Advance to Mount

    • Sit-Out

    • Knee Slide

  • Americana

Guard

  • Breaking Posture

  • Table Concept and Sweeps

  • Situp Sweep

  • Timber Sweep

  • Push and Pull Sweeps

  • Passing feet, knees, and hips

  • Double Scoop Pass

  • Loop Choke

  • Knee Shield

Mount/ North-South

  • Ezekiel

  • Control Elbows

Back

  • Passing Elbows to Take Back

  • Coat Hanger


Summer 2020

Prerequisite Vids

  • Law of Opposites

  • Underhooks and whizzers

  • Center of Gravity

  • Chaining Attacks

  • Meta-strategy

  • Unidirectional versus Bidirectional Strategies

Standing

  • Arm Drag

  • Duck-Under

  • RNC Defense

Clinch/Wall

  • N/A

Turtle/ Front Pinch

  • Defense

    • Granby Roll

  • D’Arce Choke

  • Anaconda

Ashi garami

  • Knee Bar

Half Guard

  • Back take

  • Side Control/ Knee on Belly

  • Front door/ Back Door Escapes

  • Arm Triangle

  • Kimura

  • Gift-Wrapping

Guard

  • Keep Opponent Between or Outside Your Feet

  • Wedge Opening

  • Butterfly Guard

  • Butterfly Sweep

  • Crowbar from Butterfly

  • Knee Slide Pass

  • Oma Plata

  • Sit Guard

    • Loop Choke

    • Ripcord/ Collar Drag

Mount/ North-South

  • Americana

Back

  • Hangman Choke

  • Bow and Arrow


Fall 2020

Prerequisite Vids

  • Misdirection

  • Setting Traps

  • Scramble Attacks

  • Kimura, Guillotine, and Ashi garami

Standing

  • Russian 2-on-1

  • Knee Tap

Clinch/Wall

  • Front Bearhug Defense

  • Turning on Wall

Turtle/ Front Pinch

  • 10-Finger Guillotine

  • Crucifix Choke

  • Bulldog Choke

Ashi Garami

  • Heel Hook

Half Guard

  • Sweep

  • Lock-Down

  • Ezekiel

Side Control/ Knee on Belly

  • Elevator Replace

  • Underhook Back Take

  • Two Spinning Arm Bars

  • Walk-Around Arm Bar from KOB

  • Von Flue Choke

Guard

  • Z-Guard/ Knee Shield

  • Step and Post Opening

  • Single Scoop Pass

  • Elevator Sweep

  • Circus Sweep

  • Sit up to Single Leg

  • Slot Machine Armbar

  • Arm Drag

  • Lasso Guard

    • Sweep

    • Triangle

    • Oma Plata

    • Biceps Slicer

  • Ezekiel

Mount/ North-South

  • Triangle

  • Loop Choke

Back

  • Trapping Arms

  • Body Triangle

Winter 2021

Prerequisite Vids

  • Troubleshooting Self

  • Fostering Creativity

Standing

  • High Crotch

  • Flying Armbar

  • Flying Triangle

Clinch/Wall

  • Wall walking

  • Takedowns

Turtle/ Front Pinch

  • Belly-down Armbar

  • Banana Splits

  • Peruvian Necktie

  • Wrist Locks

  • Ball and Chain

Ashi Garami

  • N/A

Half Guard

  • Elevator Replace

  • Knee Bar

  • Toe Hold

Side Control/ Knee on Belly

  • Baseball Choke

  • North/South Choke

  • Knee Bar

  • Toe Hold

Guard

  • Can Opener

  • Standing Guard Opening (Garrick’s)

  • X-Guard

    • Sweeps

    • Back Take

  • Vice Choke

  • Baseball Choke

  • Flare Sweep

  • Guillotine

Mount/ North-South

  • S-Mount

  • ¾ Mount

Back

  • Twister

Summer 2021

Prerequisite Vids
Standing
Clinch/Wall
Turtle/ Front Pinch
Ashi Garami
Half Guard
Side Control/ Knee on Belly
Guard
Mount/ North-South
Back