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BJJ Hierarchy of Needs

We should focus our BJJ training first on our defences, before our escapes and our control before our submissions.

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Why I Started Brazillian Jiu Jitsu

Learning to defend yourself is a life skill, like learning to swim

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The Zero Stripe White Belt Restriction Defence

These rules aren't designed to limit your practice, but nurture your growth in this martial art. I trust they'll create a much safer, more sustainable Higher Jiu Jitsu. - Coach John Smallios

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The Training/Workout Split

A split is about programming workouts to stress your body past its current equilibrium, to move you towards a specific goal.

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The Primary Barbell Lifts

The main lifts are chosen because they use the most muscles over the longest range of motion.

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