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The Comprehensive List Of BJJ Techniques

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques.

Below, we will dive into the intricate world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), a martial art that hails from Brazil and is fine-tuned over the course of many years. This martial art form, also known as 'the gentle art', utilizes the principles of leverage, grip, and positioning to control and submit opponents, making it a formidable yet non-violent form of self-defense.

The list is categorized into various sections such as guard techniques, submission techniques, and more. Each technique is accompanied by a brief description suggesting the level of expertise required, the effectiveness, and the execution. Furthermore, each listing is linked to more in-depth information to provide you with a thorough understanding of what's involved.

Whether you are a novice stepping onto the mat, an advanced practitioner of BJJ aiming to polish your techniques, or simply an enthusiast wanting to explore the art of ground fighting, this guide serves as a valuable resource. The techniques mentioned in this guide can help improve fitness levels, self-defense capabilities, and potentially pave the way for competitive participation.


Navigate through our Escapes category to learn the effective techniques to avoid dominant positions and dangerous situations in MMA. Here, you can find comprehensive tutorials, video demonstrations and valuable tips from experts. Unlock your potential to be the Houdini of the ring!

Upa (Bridge and Roll)

The Upa (Bridge and Roll) is a vital escape technique in BJJ, used to counter the mount position. It utilizes key principles of BJJ such as leverage and exploiting the opponent's structural weaknesses.

Elbow Escape

The Elbow Escape, a fundamental BJJ technique, is a key move for escaping an opponent's mount or side control. Elevate your BJJ game by mastering its precise movements and understandings its applications.

Turtle Escape

A fundamental move in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Turtle Escape transitions you from a defensive posture to a more advantageous position, greatly enhancing your resistance against more dominant opponents.


Explore our Guards category that focuses on the protective aspect of MMA. Learn about different guard techniques, their pros and cons, and effectively implementing them in fights. Experienced fighters share their insights, enhancing your defensive game.

Half Guard

The Half Guard in BJJ, once considered a defensive position, has evolved into an incredibly diverse and unpredictable launching point for various attacks. Key aspects include establishing control, securing an underhook, and mastering hip movement.

Open Guard

Learn about the Open Guard, a fundamental position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, offering a balance between offense and defense. Discover how to perform, counter, and defend this technique and understand when and why it might be used in competition.

Closed Guard

Closed Guard is a primary and defensive position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu characterized by wrapping the legs around the opponent's waist and crossing the ankles. The position offers considerable control and various attacking possibilities.


Visit our Passes section where you can learn about advancing your position during a fight for optimum control. Discover practical advice, step-by-step instructions and video tutorials to improve your ground game. Stay one step ahead of your opponent with our comprehensive collection of pass techniques.

Knee Slice Pass

An essential BJJ technique, Knee Slice Pass allows fighters to bypass opponent's guard, creating opportunities for dominant positions and submissions.

Torreando Pass

The Torreando Pass or Bullfighter Pass, is a high-percentage guard passing technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, enabling a practitioner to reach a more dominant position by managing and controlling the opponent's hip movement.


The X-Pass is a high-frequency technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, used for bypassing the opponent's guard with speed and efficiency. Its effectiveness lies in the seamless 'X' crossing motion the practitioner executes.

Leg Drag

The Leg Drag in BJJ is a popular guard-passing technique noted for its ability to quickly bypass the opponent's defenses and establish a dominant position.


Immerse yourself in our Submissions category and explore an array of tactical submission moves used in MMA. From chokeholds to joint locks, learn, understand, and master each technique using our interactive guides, tutorials and expert advice.

(Cross) Collar Choke

The (Cross) Collar Choke is a versatile and effective BJJ submission technique that targets the neck and carotid arteries, shutting down blood flow to the opponent's brain.

Rear Naked Choke

The Rear Naked Choke is a potent submission technique used in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, targeting the carotid arteries to cause unconsciousness. Its effectiveness and straightforward execution make it a staple in competitive and self-defense settings.

Triangle Choke

The Triangle Choke is a crucial submission in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Successfully applying it requires skill, precision, and a deep understanding of your opponent's position and response.


The Armbar in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a prominent submission move known for its effectiveness across all levels of competition, targeting the opponent's elbow joint.


Uncover the power and versatility of the Kimura, a fundamental submission technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that targets the opponent's shoulder.

Guillotine Choke

Learn how to execute and defend against the Guillotine Choke, a fundamental submission technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focused on trapping the opponent's neck until submission.


Explore our Takedown category where we provide essential materials covering all aspects of successful takedown techniques. Our range of guides, professional advice, and video walkthroughs will help you develop and refine your takedown strategies. Become a feared fighter on the mat with our top-tier content.

Single Leg Takedown

The Single Leg Takedown is a vital technique in BJJ adapted from wrestling that can be used to bring an opponent to the ground when they're heavily defending their upper body.

Double Leg Takedown

The Double Leg Takedown is a game-changer in BJJ. One well-executed move allows you to control the fight by grounding your opponent. Its mastering requires understanding the perfect timing and applying the adequate strength.

Osoto Gari

Osoto Gari is a judo-derived Takedown in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that utilizes strategic body placement and grip to unbalance and topple an opponent.


Dive into our Throws/Sweeps category to master transitions from standing to ground positions. Explore this fundamental part of MMA with our various guides, tutorials, and professional advice. Elevate your fighting techniques and tactics as you explore this comprehensive collection.

Scissor Sweep

The Scissor Sweep, a vital Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu maneuver, is your go-to technique when you're on your back in a full guard position, aiming to reverse and dominate over your opponent effectively.

Flower Sweep

Learn about the Flower Sweep, a BJJ throw/sweep technique known for its unique pendulum motion. Useful when in closed guard position, it flips your opponent over, shifting the power balance.

Hip Bump Sweep

Learn the efficient Hip Bump Sweep— a potent offensive move in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu aimed at unbalancing the opponent to facilitate seamless transition to a dominant position.

Pendulum Sweep

The Pendulum Sweep in BJJ is an effective method of gaining a dominant position from the guard. Techniques for execution, counter, and defense, as well as tactical applications in competition, are explored in this guide.

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