The Definitive Guide to Start Training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Part 1

The Definitive Guide to Start Training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Part 1 is an import of episodes 1-7 of the You-Jitsu Podcast. This week I will discontinue the You-Jitsu show. In this episode, I walk the curious through signing up for a trial class. Then, listeners learn what signing up to train full-time is like. And on to how breathing and framing will help listeners survive their early BJJ experience.

Time Stamps:

  • 00:02:02 – Do the Intro Class
  • 00:03:27 – BJJ Intro Class Prep
  • 00:05:00- So, You Signed Up for BJJ?
  • 00:10:31 – Breathe
  • 00:13:19 – Frame
  • 00:15:00 – Survive
  • 00:15:56 – No Free Grips

Theodore Roosevelt on training Judo and Japanese Jiu Jitsu

I am very glad I have been doing this Japanese wrestling, but when I am through with it this time, I am not at all sure I shall ever try it again while I am so busy with other work as I am now. Often by the time I get to five o’clock in the afternoon, I will be feeling like a stewed owl, after an eight hours’ grapple with Senators, Congressmen, etc.; then, I find the wrestling a trifle too vehement for mere rest.

My right ankle and my left wrist and one thumb and both great toes are swollen sufficiently to more or less impair their usefulness, and I am well mottled with bruises elsewhere. Still, I have made good progress, and since you left they have taught me three new throws that are perfect corkers.” –

Thank you for listening to The Definitive Guide to Start Training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Part 1. I hope my shared 4 1/4 years of experience helps get you started. I’m still considered new in the sport. But, I believe in paying forward knowledge as we attain it.

Stay tuned to the KEV Talks Podcast for Part 2 coming next week.

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