Where to start: BJJ for newbies – part 2

Recommended read for beginners in BJJ. Author: Paul McVeigh

Maccavelli's MMA, Strength and Banter Blog

Welcome back.

Apologise for the lack of berd and amusing videos. I am currently in Rio and am writing this via iPhone.

So now you have your 6 basic positions down along with the postures and objective that go along with those positions.

It goes without saying that drilling with progressive resistance and sparring is the proving ground for how well you have got this down. So make sure you are getting the mat time in.

If guys with more experience are struggling to finish you then you are probably doing things right. If you ever get lost remember find your posture, keep your elbows in and move your hips.

Adding technique

Stage 2 in this program is to start adding techniques. A good rule is to write down the 6 positions and try to add two submissions and two transitions to each position.

Obviously there are exceptions, when being…

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