Mind Map: Gracie Barra Fundamentals – Weeks 1 thru 4
I’ll start this blog entry by saying that I’ve wanted to watch this series ever since I discovered it existed a few months ago. The series breaks down the curriculum and requirements for the Gracie Barra Fundamentals class. There are 4 DVDs in the series. Each disc covers 4 weeks of material and according to progressions posted on most GB school websites ( http://focabjj.com/beltsyst.htm) represents the knowledge needed to earn 1 stripe on your white belt.
The techniques in each DVD are taught by Marcio Feitosa (http://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/marcio-feitosa) and are presented clearly and from multiple angles. The audio is very good and Marcio is easy to follow. The techniques are taught in a specific order and do build on previous lessons. It is clear after just a few minutes watching the video that a lot of thought and effort was put into the videos, techniques and development of the curriculum.
The video can be found at Budovideos: (http://www.budovideos.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=29757&cat=&page=1 and at ~$50 for 8 hours of instruction is a solid deal.