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What Are The Basic Jiu-Jitsu Rules For Beginners?


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This article will teach you the basics of jiu-jitsu. Jiu-jitsu is a martial art that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It can be practiced both in an upright position and while lying on the ground, which is often called “ground fighting” or “ground grappling.”

What Is The Purpose Of Jiu-Jitsu?

The purpose of Jiu-Jitsu is to control the opponent by using their strength against them while making use of natural body mechanics. It’s a great martial art for self-defense because it teaches you how to avoid confrontation, use your opponent’s power, and defend yourself from all angles.

The main idea behind Jiu-Jitsu is that you should never try to resist force with force but instead use your opponent’s power against them by applying an appropriate counterforce.

Basic Rules of Jiu-Jitsu According to Professor Daniel.

Jiu-jitsu is a martial art that is often used in Mixed Martial Arts competitions.

– Always follow your coach or instructor.

If you read several books on Jiu-jitsu or watched several Jiu-jitsu YouTube videos, you won’t be an expert until you follow your instructor. You must learn from him, have him test your skills, and teach you what he knows and what is best for you in real time.   

– Stick with the fundamentals and master them.  

Basic techniques are the foundation and the first place you must keep close attention before learning more complex moves. The fundamentals of jiu-jitsu are the most critical aspects of the sport. They are essential for all other techniques and skills in jiu-jitsu. 

The BJJ fundamentals include:
  1. Basic positions, such as guard, mount, side control, and back control
  2. Basic submissions, such as arm bars, chokes, and leg locks
  3. Basic escapes from common positions
  4. Basic takedowns
  5. Basic sweeps
  6. Basic throws


Some beginner students’ common mistake is to distract themselves by trying to learn an advanced technique or develop new moves without proper knowledge and experience. Focus on the fundamentals to improve your BJJ game. 

– You’ll be tapping thousand times. 

It’s normal to get tapped thousand times. You might feel you are not accomplishing or improving. Change your mindset and take it as a lesson for improvement. You don’t have to prove you are the best. If you don’t tap, you can cause injuries to yourself and your opponent. Tap as fast as you can!

– Understand the four elements of BJJ. 

Always remember that the four elements of BJJ are the four basic principles that make up the BJJ. They are:
Defend: The first element is to defend oneself from an attack. This can be done by blocking or deflecting an attack.
Escape: The second element is to escape from an attack by moving out of range or breaking free from the hold of your opponent.
Control: The third element is to control your opponent’s movements and position to set up for submission, sweep, or another attack.
Submit: The fourth and final element is to submit your opponent by applying a joint lock or chokehold that will force them into submission.

– Leave your ego outside the gym. 

You should not be concerned with what others think of you. You should focus on the task and do it to the best of your ability. Your ego can make you believe you are not good enough and that your opponent will beat you. You might get submitted several times. This can sometimes be frustrating while not seeing progress despite all the hard work! Understand your only task is to learn and improve your skills, nothing else. And remember, black belt jiu-jitsu was a white belt who never gave up. 

– Stretch before and after your class. 

Stretching is an integral part of workout routines. It helps improve flexibility and range of motion, which can help prevent injuries. Try before and after the training. Most BJJ techniques require flexibility.

– Continue working outside the gym. 

Continue to do cardio or lift weights because BJJ requires particular strength and conditioning levels. During training season, rolling on the mat can put your body and mind through tremendous stress. Just don’t go excessive in these activities out of the BJJ gym. 

– Focus on areas that need improvement. 

Focus on improving weak areas. This could be challenging, but it is your best decision because it will help you improve and keep track of your progress. 

– Stay consistent and never give up

BJJ requires sacrifice, dedication, and consistency. You must attend at least three times a week or more to improve your skills. Some students might attend once or twice weekly due to work, school, or family. Stay consistent

Remember, without consistency, and you can’t remember everything and learn the technique. You should try to train thrice weekly to gain quality knowledge and practice. 

How to Train in Jiu-Jitsu?

Jiu-jitsu is a martial art that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. It teaches how to defend oneself without using weapons or striking one’s opponent.

The first step to training in jiu-jitsu is finding a school near you. There are many different schools in the United States, so finding one should not be hard.

The next step is to sign up for classes and pay the registration fee. This will give you access to the school’s resources and allow you to start training with other students. You can also find out what days of the week they offer classes and their schedule for those days.

The Benefits of Learning Jiu Jitsu for Beginners

Jiu Jitsu is a martial art that was created in China. It is best known for its ground fighting techniques and joint locks. The Art requires a little bit of flexibility and strength. Jiu Jitsu has many benefits for beginners, such as:

  • Improving the physical fitness of people who practice it.
  • learning how to defend oneself from an opponent.
  • learning about self-defense skills.
  • learning how to fight under pressure.
  • building confidence in one’s abilities.


If you are interested to learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu and have more questions, call our San Antonio Brazilian jiu-jitsu office at 210-913-8763.


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