My thoughts about Graduation

  • June 15, 2022|
Graduation white belt

At the BJJ Dojo, graduation is at the teacher’s discretion, based on experience. A student’s progress is assessed based on both technique and overall approach. There are generally accepted milestones in BJJ by which students’ evolution is measured. These are set out below to help students understand the fundamentals of each belt.  But graduation should

Mount from Side Control – Step by step

  • February 9, 2022|
BJJ training guard pass woche 1

I often witness beginner and intermediate students passing the guard, securing a solid head and arm pin, then attempting to mount and then fail. Either they get bridged or land on the top half guard. They tell me they almost reached the mount, but their training partner was too strong. This article will show step-by-step

Knee Pin Pass – step-by-step

  • January 11, 2022|
BJJ training guard pass woche 1

A fundamental technique One of the techniques I remember from when I was a white belt in BJJ. The knee pin pass is an excellent example of the necessary steps of a passing strategy, especially regarding the hip and cross-face controls.  Although it is a beginner-level pass, it can also be adapted and used against