The Gracie Combatives course is comprised of 36 lessons covering the core techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Completion of the lessons and mastery of the. Please indicate if you also have other bjj training. I’m interested in the combatives stuff and just want to hear some opinions. Little Champs (ages ) | Tuesday and Thursday | pm. Jr. Grapplers ( ages ) | Monday and Thursday | pm. Combatives (Beginner Adults) .

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In my experience you are usually exposed to too many techniques in too short a period to really learn much or build any reflexes. No one watches a black belt demo a tech and just starts to rep it out flawlessly.

Aug 4, Messages: If the one huge selling point is that Grace Combatives focuses on drilling crisp techniques, I have to tell you that there are plenty of “sport” BJJ schools that focus on drilling crisp techniques; give you time to drill the techniques; teach you solid, useful BJJ technique; and allow you to roll each class. I doubt that any BJJ instructor is going to have the time or means to make a set nearly as detailed as the Combatives.

DraimanJul 25, Your name or email address: May 9, Messages: Also the fact that GC teaches techniques that will work against an unskilled opponent is nullified by the fact that techniques that work on a skilled opponent who is actively looking to thwart your use of those techniques, will also work on an unskilled opponent. How many of you have been injured multiple times or re-injured and had to take some significant time off training?


Jun 3, Messages: I am glad I have done both. It cannot be, it covers many techniques in only 2 dvds.

The Gracie Combatives are really just a selection of the original self defense techniques taught by Helio and are not designed to be used against someone who knows BJJ. Dec 8, Messages: The KJul 24, I feel that this is a really inefficient way of learning.


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I know that I have had to take months off because of injuries. I suspect that the only reason they can charge so little is that it they will make more money with everything else you buy on their site once you get hooked.

Do you already have an account? That being said, sport BJJ conbatives geared toward competition with rules so many schools no longer teach ANY of the pure self defense techniques. This makes the set very large by necessity 13 DVDs to cover 36 lessons. How much experience do you have? Share This Page Tweet.

I always ask questions about techniques I’ve “learned” from video when I get the chance to in class. Once you reach a certain level and know and understand the basics of jiu jitsu, then you can probably learn a great deal on your own with the instructionals and make them work for you without a coach.

The journey from white to blue is got to be one of the most injury prone periods in jiu jitsu because you really do not know how to roll safely at first and you do not know your own limits.

This makes everyone happier. Obviously the other side of this is that since you do not spar until later in the game you are not learning as quickly maybe this is partially balanced by time out for injuries? Because of this certain techniques will not work on them as well, others work much better. combstives

You wrote this article to make ckmbatives feel better about training at a combatives school because you have been getting womped on at tournaments by “sport bjj” players. Barely anyone at white belt is willing to do this much work.


My Experience with both Gracie Combatives and Sport BJJ

Mar 8, Messages: Yes, my password is: Jul 20, Messages: That would make you much more likely to continue your journey in jiu jitsu. My that was a confusing sentence. Saying instructionals are detailed enough to learn a technique without an instructor is like saying I could go into my BJJ class, learn the tech from my teacher and just begin repping it out no problem without help. Of course, but their are techniques in the Combatives that are more effective in this very specific situation.

You can spar full speed and power and see if it works. That combined with class would be a great combo. Vitamin CJul 25, I love the sparring. They have reactions to counter your technique and balance and the BJJ techniques take those reactions into account. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Knowing something than nothing is better, and GC will fill the gap if real BJJ school is out of reach.

I think that it is what really sets this martial art aside from others. Now onto the training in a garage vs training in a school controversy. Jul 28, Messages: Teachers walk around the class and answer the constant questions about things that people are having trouble with, or even pointing out the mistakes people are making, after having just seen the tech up close in person.

In my opinion it is very hard to pick up “clean” technique in a school. Without someone watching and catching your mistakes you will probably just think you’re doing great, but really it could be better.

That is not what they are designed for.