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BJJ Tutorial Encyclopedia

Andrew Smith is a 3rd-degree BJJ black belt based out of Richmond, VA (Revolution BJJ). He runs BJJ Path, a video tutorial website.


What this page is

The intention of this page is simply to categorize and link to all of my BJJ tutorials. I've broken them down by category (just click the broad category to find any lesson you're looking for):

As a result, some fit into multiple categories, so there are some that are listed more than once. Hopefully this will help you figure out where to go if you're struggling with a position, or if you just want to learn more about a technique. If you're looking for the crazier side of things, check out Break All the BJJ Rules and Get Away With It. Happy training!










Miscellaneous Submissions

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Closed guard

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Open guard


Passing the guard


Guard maintenance

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The Back


Side Control and Knee on Stomach

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Although any of the above techniques can potentially be executed by any skill level, certain moves are going to be considered much more fundamental and important for building a strong game from the bottom up.

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Takedowns and throws based largely off judo and wrestling constitute a huge portion of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu game. Here are some throws and takedowns that work well in a jiu jitsu context, along with a few conceptual tutorials that deal with a much broader scope.

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Comments or suggestions?

If you've got any thoughts on the way this is organized, good or bad, feel free to let me know! I want this to be easy to use, and I want it to help you get better at jiu jitsu.

About the author
Andrew Smith teaches gi and no-gi seminars across the country. Check out his schedule of upcoming seminars and bio here. If you're interested in booking Andrew for a seminar, email him here.


Andrew Smith (author) from Richmond, VA on December 29, 2017:

Thanks, George! Stop by any time.

george george on December 29, 2017:

Nice work you did there.

Andrew Smith (author) from Richmond, VA on November 03, 2016:

Awesome! Glad to help out.

Kretzkid on November 03, 2016:

Amazing stuff! Can't wait to go through it all, I've learned a lot already!

Andrew Smith (author) from Richmond, VA on October 09, 2016:

Glad to hear it, Patrick! Please feel free to share this page.

Patrick on October 09, 2016:

This is awesome! I've been a subscriber of your youtube channel for years now but found this page only today by accident. Thanks a lot for sharing and all the hard work!

Andrew Smith (author) from Richmond, VA on May 27, 2016:

Good call, Alex! I'll add some in over time. :)

AlexR on May 26, 2016:

great job, but where is the take down section?

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