An Introduction to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – 5 Week Fundamentals Course

When I first began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2003 I was dropped into the deep end where everyone seemed to know what to do except for me. Back then, lessons weren’t very structured and it took me a long time before I felt I could grasp even the most basic of the basics. It was a steep learning curve that I probably didn’t help by making mistake after mistake, time and time again.


Fast forward to today and I believe that newcomers to BJJ can truly benefit with an introductory course on the fundamental techniques that form the basis of this fascinating yet highly technical martial art.

One of the difficulties many beginners face is trying to remember the sheer number of techniques that they have to learn. So during this 5 week introduction course, I will cover core concepts for each hour-long session. Concepts are easier to remember and can be applied to numerous different situations.

Some of the areas I will cover include: how to escape from seemingly terrible positions, how to control an opponent, how to use leverage for maximum force with minimal effort, how good posture can dramatically increase technique efficiency, how to spar. Plus we will also cover terminology, basic positions and submission techniques. Participants who complete all five sessions will have a better understanding of BJJ basics and will be able to participate in our regular classes.

Sign up now to our 5 week Introduction to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Course.

Next session begins Thursday 1st February 2018 and runs each Thursday up to and including 1st March 2018
Class begins 7:30pm prompt and finishes 8:30pm
Numbers are strictly limited. This course is aimed for people 16 and over.
Cost: £30 for all five sessions. Full payment to be made at the first session.
You do not not need to bring a uniform or have any prior knowledge of martial arts.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Seymour Yang
Borehamwood BJJ Club



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