Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 101 – The Basics

BJJ Basics

From the rough streets of Rio de Janeiro to the spotlights of the UFC, Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has proven to be the most effective self-defense system of all time.

In this special introductory video, produced in collaboration with Art of Manliness, Rener Gracie breaks down the exact science behind the techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu that have made the art effective against giants for three generations!

The video discusses and demonstrates important aspects of self-defense – such as distance management (both feet and on the ground), immobilizing/controlling and exhausting your opponent, concepts of hooks and hips while being in mount position, and many others.