GB Techniques: 5 Most Important White Belt Techniques

This week Gracie Barra Techniques brings you some videos on 5 of the most important techniques beginners should learn in jiu-jitsu. The art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu has hundreds, if not over a thousand different techniques. This is confusing for the new student.

Which of the moves should they concentrate their drilling time and effort on?

Here are 5 great techniques for your start in jiu-jitsu that will give you a solid solution for important situations.

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1) Mount escape – Bridge and roll 
Prof. Draculino shows the bridge and roll when your opponent is mounted.

2) Double Leg Takedown
A simple and effective setup for the double leg takedown from GB BJJ San Clemente

3) Arm Bar from Mount Position
Prof. Draculino teaches his arm bar from the mount position.

4) The Rear Naked Choke
The signature move of Brazilian jiu-jitsu – the rear naked choke. How to control and then overcome the defense.

5) Passing the Closed Guard
Professor Rodrigo Freitas of Gracie Barra Manhattan Beach & Professor Mikey Gomez of Gracie Barra Temecula demonstrate one way to pass the closed guard.

These 5 techniques are MUST KNOW for all students of jiu-jitsu and great choices for your partner drilling.

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Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam
Twitter: @MarkMullenBJJ