Being a BJJ white belt is far from easy. The surroundings are new, the pressure – not just the psychological one, but the one from being inside your training partner’s side control as well – is immense… And, well, your new friends are trying to choke you.
Simply said, it’s easy to get confused and frustrated because of all of the novelty, but also because of the amount of technique details and their possible combinations which are taught in class.
And that’s exactly the goal of this series. We’ll help you navigate the beginning stages of your Jiu Jitsu journey with less confusion; as well as help you understand and implement all of those necessary concepts, techniques and details which will greatly add points to your game and make you progress so much faster than others will.
Every week and through a systematic approach, we will cover all of the most important positions, escapes and submissions that matter most for your white belt days. And here’s the catch: you will get to participate as well! We’ll ask you about your thoughts and wishes via our Instagram, where you will get to vote and tell us what you want to learn next!
And what will the first few articles be about? For starters, we will deal with the position most of us learn first – the closed guard. We will go over the concepts that make it work, the elementary techniques that you can use to break and escape it, the ways to get back into it once you’ve lost it – as well as over submissions that you can easily utilize.
So keep your gi and mouthguard nearby, as we are going on an adventure of sweeps, submissions and other sweet delights… But most importantly – on an adventure of becoming the best jiujiteiros that we can be!