This article is to review the Udemy course, The Most Important Techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
The first thing I’ll do is address the question:
Does the course contain “the most important” techniques?
Well, it could have just as easily been named something along the lines of “the first 44 techniques you should learn”
But… I guess these ARE the most important
This course came with a 30-day money-back guarantee and had a 4.8 star rating from 1,376 students… so it seemed like a safe bet:
Here’s My Review: My Thoughts and Opinions On The Most Important Techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu…
I was interested in this course because I love learning about the fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu.
And, this course seemed to be a good overview of ALL of the main techniques…
… the course is like a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 101.
Who is This Udemy Course Suited For?
This was perfect for me because I’d been away from the mats for a while. I needed something to brush up on the details of the fundamentals.
Other people this would be good for:
Haven’t been through a foundations or beginners course?
No curriculum so you’re not sure what you should be learning?
The description says:
“This course is for all practitioners who want to have a solid foundation in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu”
With this course, it will help you become a more well rounded grappler if:
- You’re a White Belt: It’s a one-stop-shop video collection of the techniques you should be focusing on
- You’re a Blue Belt: All the techniques you should know, all in one place… with details on how to make them work
This course is also marketed as an extra source of knowledge if:
You’re a Purple, Brown, or Black Belt. This could be a good tool if you’re instructing these techniques… Prof. Felipe Guedes has a clear and concise teaching style
This course gives a simple explanation or how-to for each of the main positions, transitions, and the most common techniques in each of them.
What’s Included With The Most Important Techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
I was surprised at how much content can fit into just over 1 hr (there’s definitely no fluff). There’s 16 sections, with a total of 44 videos.
They obviously rehearsed the script and edited a lot because they managed to get the average video down to under 2 mins.
This is what’s included:
- Take Downs
- Guard (Posture & Passes, Submission Attacks, Submission Defenses, Sweeps)
- Half Guard (Basics and Sweeps, Passes)
- Side Mount (Control, Escapes, Submission Attacks, Defences)
- Mount (Escapes, Submission Attacks, Submission Defences)
- Back (Submission Attacks, Defenses)
An example of how these are broken down?
Within just ‘The Guard – Submission Attacks’ there’s 5 videos:
- Chokes from the guard
- Arm bar
- Arm bar & triangle combination, and
* Some of them have more than one technique per video
How Does it Compare With ‘The BJJ Formula’ from Stephan Kesting’s Grapplearts?
In both courses you get a step-by-step breakdown of the most important techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
But… in The BJJ Formula there’s a lot more depth and emphasis on the underlying concepts and principles of Jiu-Jitsu
The BJJ Formula is pitched as an 8 hr masterclass that’s delivered in 4 volumes
[There’s 3 hrs 20 mins just on the BJJ Back Attacks Formula!]
The BJJ Core Concepts has some assumed knowledge. Unless you know a fair amount of the fundamentals, some of the examples might be meaningless.
So… if you want a clear and concise overview of the main techniques and fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu?
If you’ve got a handle on the fundamentals? And time to dig deep into a course that covers the main techniques and concepts of Jiu Jitsu in detail?
Go for The BJJ Formula
[It has a 365 day money back guarantee if you don’t like it for any reason]
Price: What A Bargain, Here’s How I Got Mine Cheap!
I found this course on Udemy when there was a sale on… instead of being $49.99 it was $17.99
Udemy seems to have flash sales on all the time… click here to see if they have a sale on now
If there’s no sale on… is it worth the full price?
I would say YES. The amount of knowledge in this course is well worth a couple of casual mat fees.
If you don’t agree there’s a 30 day money back guarantee… but I can’t see any evidence of anyone needing this. A good sign.
Conclusion: A Good BJJ Course on Udemy
Overall, I’m really impressed with The Most Important Techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu…
I highly recommend The Most Important Techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu especially if you’re a White Belt or Blue Belt:
It covers the positions, transitions, and techniques you need to know… with a concise level of detail to get them to work
I wish this course was available when I was a White Belt or newly minted Blue Belt!
I hope this review answers any questions you may have. If not leave a comment below:
The Most Important Techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Depth of Content8.0/10
Clarity & Teaching Style10.0/10
Video and Audio10.0/10
Value for Money10.0/10
- Perfect for White Belt or Blue Belt
- One-stop-shop collection of the fundamental BJJ techniques
- Good level of detail - clear and concise instruction
- No time wasting – videos are quick and to the point
- Shown from 3 different angles
- Description says most techniques can be easily adapted to No Gi, but not much explanation given on how to do so
- Would be good to have a No Gi version too
- Straight ankle lock not included