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

The Most Important Techniques of Jiu Jitsu 4.8 Stars

Plus:

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”

Udemy Course Preview - The Most Important Techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Click through to watch a sample video (couldn’t get it to embed)

With this course, it will help you become a more well rounded grappler if:

  1. You’re a White Belt: It’s a one-stop-shop video collection of the techniques you should be focusing on
  2. 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.

The Most Important Techniques of Jiu Jitsu Course Content

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?

The Guard - Submission Attacks

Within just ‘The Guard – Submission Attacks’ there’s 5 videos:

  1. Chokes from the guard
  2. Arm bar
  3. Triangle
  4. Arm bar & triangle combination, and
  5. Kimura

* 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 DVD Set - Vol 4 BJJ Back Attack Formula

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?

Go for The Most Important Techniques of Brazilian 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

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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!

Click here if you would like to buy it

I hope this review answers any questions you may have. If not leave a comment below:

The Most Important Techniques of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

9.6

Depth of Content

8.0/10

Clarity & Teaching Style

10.0/10

Content Delivery

10.0/10

Video and Audio

10.0/10

Value for Money

10.0/10

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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