BJJ Curriculum Category

Mapping the Grappler’s Manifesto

I’ve just finished mapping out The Grappler’s Manifesto.  I divided it into 4 parts because I felt that breaking this down into sections would make it a little more user friendly.  There are plenty of great reviews (check out the comments at Amazon and Budovideos) including this one. As you may notice it’s a little less detailed that the maps that I […]

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De La Riva Blue Belt Requirements

A few months ago I was contacted by gym owner, Noah at Summit City Submissions, to help him organize the curriculum that he teaches his students.  Noah is a purple belt under Marcello Monteiro (DLR black belt).  Below is the end result of that project.  The techniques listed are the basic requirements for a student […]

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Interactive Map – Closed Guard Concepts

I had a few epiphanies a few weeks ago in class and they all came while working with two guys that had never done jiu jitsu before. After working with guy #1 (while his girlfriend/wife watched) I realized a few things: Make sure your partner knows what a tap means (that wasn’t very fun) Make sure your […]

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Gracie Barra Fundamentals DVD Set

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 […]

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Interactive BJJ White Belt Curriculum

The great thing about the maps that I’ve been creating is that they provide an easy-to-follow visual of the techniques and positions covered.  For most this is quicker to review and easier to assimilate than text notes.  You’re also able to get a birds-eye view of how everything is connected and (hopefully) improve your understanding […]

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Mapping the Grappler’s Manifesto Part 2 – Half-Guard and Butterfly Guard

Moving right along with this series.  You can catch the 1st part here. PDF: Grapplers Manifesto Part 2 – Butterfly and Half-Guard  

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Mapping The Grappler’s Manifesto Part I – The Guard

In part 1 of this series I’ve mapped out the full-guard (top & bottom) as detailed in The Grappler’s Manifesto.  There are plenty of great reviews (check out the comments at Amazon and Budovideos) including this one.  I’ll breaking this one down into manageable chunks (the book comes in at just under 350 pages).  As you may notice it’s a little […]

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Mind Map: Gracie Barra Fundamentals: Weeks 5 & 6

For the first part of this series (weeks 1 thru 4): https://mattsdailyjournal.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/mind-map-gracie-barra-fundamentals-weeks-1-thru-4/ This map covers weeks 5 and 6 and the focus is primarily on the side control techniques. Here are PDFs as well: GB – Weeks 1 thru 4 Cirriculum GB – Weeks 5 and 6 Cirriculum

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Mind Map for Saulo Ribeiro’s Jiu Jitsu University

I’ll be mostly out of pocket for this week.  I’m travelling to Miami for a work conference and won’t have much time to work on the blog.  I will however be making some time to visit and train at Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu’s school (http://cyborgbjj.com/ & http://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/roberto-cyborg-abreu-bjj-fighter-wiki). When first starting this blog I came across this map […]

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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 […]

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