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The 90 Essential BJJ Beginner Techniques

Although this is not meant to be a comprehensive BJJ technique guide, this article is to serve as a quick resource of BJJ beginner techniques that you’ll need to know towards your path to Blue Belt.  

Toughness. Effort. Technique. Discipline.  These are the key attributes you’ll need when you’re training BJJ.

 

Essential BJJ Beginner Techniques Chapter 1: Guard Passing

Closed guard.

High – Stand up, knee push, back pocket

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Med – Knee in tail bone, hip break

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Low – sao paulo

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Half guard.

With underhook – head down, knee slide

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Without underhook – cross body, knee push

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Butterfly Guard

Toreador – cuff grip

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Cage hips, 2 on 1

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Open Guard

Matador

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Ankle lock

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Double Under

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Essential BJJ Beginner Techniques Chapter 2: Closed Guard Submissions

Kimura

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Triangle

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Armbar

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Omoplata

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X Choke

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Guillotine

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Essential BJJ Beginner Techniques Chapter 3: Closed Guard Sweeps

Bump

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Scissor

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Reverse Scissor

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Armpit / Knee Flower

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Flower Sweep

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Back take

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Omoplata Sweep

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Double ankle sweep

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Single ankle sweep

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Essential BJJ Beginner Techniques Chapter 4: Side control

Advancements

Move to knee on belly

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Move to mount

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Submissions

180 armbar

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Near side armbar

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Americana

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Kimura

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Straight armbar

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Scarf hold Americana with legs

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Chapter 5: Half Guard

Half Guard Top Submissions

Americana

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Kimura

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Straight arm bar

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Half Guard bottom sweeps

Old school sweep

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Reverse Old school sweep

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Back take

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Leg hug gator roll

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Half Guard Bottom Submissions

Kimura

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Guillotine

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Chapter 6: Knee on Belly

Knee on Belly Submissions

Loop choke

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Baseball choke

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180 armbar

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Near side armbar

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Knee on Belly Advancements

Move to mount

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Chapter 7: Back Control

Seat belt

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RNC

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Bow and arrow

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Armbar

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Chapter 8: Turtle attacks

Seat belt

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Crucifix

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Clock choke

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Modified bow and arrow

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Chapter 9: Butterfly Guard

Sweeps/improvement

Elevator/ butterfly sweep

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Arm drag

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Rock up when flat

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Butterfly Guard Submissions

Guillotine w. Sweep

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Chapter 10: Positional Escapes

Side control

Hip escape to Re-Guard

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Bridge to Single Leg

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Scarf hold

Bridge and roll

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Back take

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Mount Escape

Arm / leg trap

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Bridge , hold, and shrimp

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Back Escape

Straight arm

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Hook removal

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Knee on Belly Escape

Force half guard

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Belt grab to ankle pick

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Turtle Escape

Arm trap “Anthony” sweep

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Straight leg sweep

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Chapter 11: Submission Defense

Armbar from guard

Stack and bulldog

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Armbar From Mount Escape

Hitchhiker

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Head inside

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Triangle Escape

Stack, rechoke, and rotate

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Posture and pull

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Kimura Escape

Defend hand and pass to back

Omoplata Escape

Jump across

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Dive under

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Collar Choke Escape

Grip break

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Rechoke

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Americana Escape

Elbow pull

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Elbow push

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Ankle Lock Escape

Put on the boot

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Chapter 12: Take Downs

Wrestling

Single leg

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Double leg

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Judo

Osoto Gari (1)

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Uchi Mata (2)

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Kosoto gari (3)

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Drop Seo Nagi

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O goshi

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