If you’re new to BJJ the you probably have wondered a time or two what it takes to leave the level of White Belt and earn your Blue.  Before we go any further let me tell you it is different at each and every school.  Some schools will have set techniques (like above) that must be mastered before you can earn your Blue Belt.  The list of techniques may or may not be similar to the one above.  It may be longer or it may be shorter.  Some schools require you to take a test while others just know when you are ready and give you the belt.  At other schools you may be given your stripe or belt after doing well in a recent competition.  It is different everywhere you go.

That said I happened to come across one website, SouthernJiuJitsu.com that gives White Belts a little insight about what they need to know before getting that Blue.  Click this link and you will be taken to an interactive map of the above picture that will link you to corresponding videos for each technique given.  Remember that is is only a guide and if you really want to know what your school requires then ask the instructor.

Make sure to check back frequently as I will have more posts like this for Blue Belt requirements as well as for the other belts.

If you get a chance stop by my other site for related martial arts material or my training site for workouts and tips about how to train on your own no matter what your sport.


I was looking through some forums today and came across this post that was too good to pass up.  I did not write this so I can’t take any credit.  All I can do is direct you to the forum that I found it at.

It’s pretty good and I’m sure everyone has run across someone that fits the bill on this list.  It’s a pretty long read so take that in mind.

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The Zipper Pass

Posted: 08/08/2012 by thelastronin in Uncategorized

It seems like there is an even mixture of BJJ guys and gals out there that can and cannot execute an efficient takedown.  A lot of the people who are good at takedowns either use a single, double, and maybe a hip toss or sweep (maybe).  I think that to be an efficient martial artist you need to be well versed in all types of takedowns whether they come from Wrestling, Judo, Sambo or wherever (it doesn’t matter).  That is why I have chosen the Victor Roll Leg Lock as my featured technique.  The Victor Roll Leg Lock is demonstrated by Reilly Bodycomb and came from the Submissions 101 Youtube page.

Hopefully you find this video useful and decide to add it into your arsenal.  If not, hopefully you remember enough to help you defend should your opponent try to pull this one off on you.  Either way hope you enjoy!


Okay guys, here is my latest interview with Shodan Kimonos. If you haven’t heard of them they exclusively make kimonos for the hardcore jiu-jitsu practitioner.  I’d like to thank them for taking the time to answer some questions for Warrior BJJ and let you guys know that when you get a chance you should check out the website and see what they have to offer. 

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To say that Jeff Glover is a colorful character would be a HUGE understatement.  He has a aura that touches you when talking to him, that he’s just this down to earth guy, who just so happens to be one of the most bad ass players in Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu.  He is the innovator of deep half, master of the D’arce, and competes at the highest level BJJ has to offer.  Jeff Glover is not short on accolades and neither is he short on humor.  Without further ado here is the interview!

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Found this video today on Facebook & it looks pretty decent.  It’s called the Russian Carp Choke (a variation of the Asian Carp Choke) and is shown by Pedro Sauer Black Belt, Keith Owen.  Also in the video is Ari Bolden from Submissions 101.

The technique looks pretty good and appears simple enough that with some practice you should be able to pull it off in training or competitions relatively easy.

This is my first video find for the site so I wanted to make sure it came from a legit guy that was easily recognizable in the BJJ community.  I think that if you keep an open mind and give it a try then you might find it to be something you like.

So the site isn’t officially up and running yet, but I came across this on Facebook and felt the need to share it.  In January of this year Chicago BJJ and Subculture USA kicked of Gi Drive 2012.  Since then they have collected over 100 gis to donate to the less fortunate students in Brazil.  Their project needs a little help from the Jiu-Jitsu community because shipping all of those gis down to Brazil is quite costly.

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Calling All Writers…

Posted: 03/02/2012 by thelastronin in Uncategorized

Do you love everything about BJJ?  Are you an aspiring writer or just someone who wants a place to voice their opinion without the hassle of running a website?  Well you’ve come to the right place then, because over the next few weeks I’m looking for passionate people who want to be a part of an awesome website that is dedicated to the martial art we love so much.

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