BJJ Authority is the authorized blue belt home study course from the renowned National Jiu Jitsu Association. This course holds nothing back. You will follow along from the beginning, learning important principles of BJJ, including safety, terminology, etiquette, and even putting on your belt. Next, you will learn the positions, basic movements, get into sweeps, work submissions, submission escapes, takedowns, stand-up, and even drilling. This is an incredibly articulate, yet easy to follow course. Michael South, BJJ black belt, brings his 10+ years of instructor experience along with his professional BJJ competition experience to the mat in every lesson. It is just like being in a class with him.
You will learn the exact material that a white belt learns to earn their blue belt in a local BJJ gym. This is the authorized curriculum of the NJJA.
BJJ is a workout like you've never had. You are pushing, pulling, fighting, and positioning to create leverage and opportunistic movement.
Little details, examples, situations, and variations are included to give you a well-rounded training experience. You'll be on the mat with us.
Learn About Your Instructor
Michael South is the Owner and Founder of National Martial Arts. He is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga, Hapkido, and Taekwondo. Michael is extremely passionate about teaching Martial Arts to kids and adults and has been doing so full-time for 11 years now. Michael is also an active Jiu Jitsu competitor and Fight2Win Pro veteran with a professional record of 2 wins and no losses. He has been consistently training in various Martial Arts since 2004 and Jiu Jitsu since 2008. Michael has also created Total Krav Maga® - a complete at-home training program that teaches the powerful self defense system of Krav Maga. He has a unique combined perspective on martial arts: traditional (TKD/Hapkido), ground (BJJ), and street defense (Krav) - which gives him a wellspring of knowledge to draw from when working with students.
Introduction to BJJ
You will learn about the style, the principles, the purpose of your training, and what you can expect through this journey with us.
A primer to your BJJ course of study covering proper etiquette, terminology, safety in training, and tying your belt.
You will learn how to ingrain the most essential movements into your body with fluidity: breakfalls, shrimping, and standing in base.
How to position yourself while rolling - including the strengths and weaknesses of each. An in-depth look at 14 common BJJ positions.
An introduction to stand up, covering the T-position, ankle stomp, and hip toss. Learn how to fight standing.
Learn how to take your opponent down in the most efficient manner. We go over takedowns from a grip, and without prior contact.
You'll learn how to sweep your opponent and gain a dominant position. Learn sweeps from closed guard, half, and open guard.
It's time to learn how to pass the guard. Through easy-to-follow instruction, you'll learn passes from closed, half, and open guard.
An essential set of maneuvers which allow you to escape any position. We will learn 11 different escapes - each with a detailed breakdown.
The final stage of an altercation - submitting your opponent. You will train on 19 powerful submissions, and understand how to apply them.
How to reverse a submission that is applied. We'll cover 6 escapes that are widely applicable and discuss how and when to use them.
An introductory discussion on how to drill. We talk about common issues and best practices to get the most out of your rolls.
See the Course in Action
Check out he BJJ Authority course trailer! This gives you a quick glimpse at the hours and hours of training you will experience through this course at home.
Learn At Your Pace
You're busy and life can get in the way. We made this course so that you can train whenever, wherever.
The Authorized Curriculum
You will be learning the exact same curriculum that is taught in NJJA certified training centers.
Your teacher is Michael South, an instructor with 10+ years of instruction, and BJJ pro competitor.
Complete Comprehensive Training
You will have everything you need to go from white to blue belt. There is no guesswork in the training plan.
I’m 48 years old — I’m serious about my BJJ journey, but under no delusions of being the next UFC champ —- I want a school where I’m supported, and can grow at *my* pace. NMA is fantastic - Michael South is a great leader, and all his instructors are top-notch. Training partners match pace with what is best for you — and are encouraging every step of the way. I cannot day enough positives about this school.
Michael South and his team run a fantastic school! Super clean, surprising hospitality, and great technical instruction. The students here are proof of how well they are being instructed. A great place for women and kids as well as men. Love the new facility!
Official Curriculum of the National Jiu Jitsu Association
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We are not currently offering the ability to test and earn rank at home. This course is purely for training purposes.
The jiu jitsu you will learn is applicable in self defense - and you will also be well prepared for sport competition if that interests you. This is the official curriculum of the renowned National Jiu Jitsu Association.
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