Requirements for Blue Belt vary from school to school, even within the same association. The pur-pose of
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Basics
is to provide readers with the most commonly required techniques forblue belt.This E Book does not contain ALL of the techniques from BJJ Basics, nor does it outline each tech-nique in depth. This is the Cliffs Notes version, providing readers with an outline of commonly required tech-niques.Before we start, I would like to provide you with a complete list of commonly required techniques forblue belt. Most teachers follow one of two approaches: 1. a smaller number of techniques form each positionat a very high level of proficiency. 2. a larger number of techniques as an overview, making sure the studenthas a general understanding. I find myself somewhere in the middle, but prefer the first method and myBasic Book reflects the highest percentage moves (moves you see working most of the time) within the art ofBrazilian Jiu-jitsu.I have broken the following list down by position to make it easy to follow:
Commonly Required Blue Belt Techniques:
Escapes- Headlock Escape- Side Control Escape- Mount Escape (upa)- Mount Escape (elbow escape/escaping movement)- Ankle Lock Escape- Escape from Knee on Belly- Escape from Rear ChokeHold DownsMust show ability to control from:- Mount- Side- Kesa Gatame- Knee On Belly- North SouthTop Submissions- Kimura- Arm Lock (juji gatame)- Choke from Mount- Choke from Side- Choke from Knee on belly- Ankle Lock (sometimes from within guard)- Americana (key lock)GuardMust be able to exhibit the ability to keep people from passing the guard easily.