dear white belts - 5 tips to improve the jiu-jitsu journey

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  • Vadims Rusu
    Vadims Rusu 10 soat oldin

    I Rather be white belt and get submited by blue belt not been a blue belt and get submited by white belt. :D

  • Pete Kapinos
    Pete Kapinos 2 kun oldin

    Great video
    Thank you for the tips
    “Pretty soon you’ll be the worst blue Belt ;-)”

  • Darren jones
    Darren jones 3 kun oldin

    Only about 6 lessons in. I love rolling and tap more than I thought was possible. My aim is to slowly get better around shift work and other martial arts. My aim for 2019 is one single stripe

  • MaNiGauLt23
    MaNiGauLt23 5 kun oldin +1

    Great video! Thank you

  • tcarter11221976
    tcarter11221976 5 kun oldin +1

    Thanks, I needed to hear this today!

  • Jason Clark
    Jason Clark 5 kun oldin +1

    Where I go I notice there's 2 different kinds of people with with belts 1. They have passion for martial arts and want to progress. 2. People that just want to experiment or our young kids that are going because their parents want them too

  • ken F
    ken F 8 kun oldin +1

    Thank you for the advice

  • Adán Montalvo
    Adán Montalvo 9 kun oldin +1

    I start my classes on Monday 😁

  • Julian Coryn
    Julian Coryn 10 kun oldin +1

    These are good suggestions, thanks for sharing

  • Wyseguy3hh
    Wyseguy3hh 11 kun oldin +1

    Great information for any martial art. Thanks for the video.

  • Shawn Alberg
    Shawn Alberg 15 kun oldin +1

    Jiu jitsu looks like allot of fun, I want to try it. I come from tkd so this martial art is different. Thanks for tips

  • ShyshkinBogdan
    ShyshkinBogdan 16 kun oldin +1

    Good words!

  • April Pacholski
    April Pacholski 22 kun oldin +1

    Great tips! I'm a newbie white belt and I will put all these tips into practice.

  • Carla Aristy
    Carla Aristy 25 kun oldin +4

    thank you! The worst and most degrading feeling as a white belt is rolling with someone who gets frustrated on your first week and looks down on you because they are two belts higher. my dude i am here to learn just like you are! I hope i can always have that white belt mentality of i dont know enough.

    • ProDoc18
      ProDoc18 13 kun oldin

      any tips for someone starting the sport?

  • DJ Stephens
    DJ Stephens 29 kun oldin +1

    Great Advice. The same tips apply to Krav Maga and any other Reputable martial arts as well. 👍🏾

  • Angel Simbre-Medeiros

    What if your own professor has favoritism don’t really pay enough attention to you and your hard work and doesn’t like you that much. I just started 6months ago and I’ve been struggling not on training but the leaderships.

    TDJUNKIEOZ Oy oldin

    Thanks for the tips! Fresh white belt here, and it’s an awesome beginning to what I hope will be an even better journey!

  • Johnny humes
    Johnny humes Oy oldin

    I had an ACL injury rolling and have had surgery and am really scared to go back to training ever again but would love to at the same time as I love everything about jui jitsu. I just can’t be injuring myself again as I have a mortgage to pay off and a physical job

  • Nick Salao
    Nick Salao Oy oldin +2

    Thank you sir! -newbie white belt here

  • Robert Neale
    Robert Neale Oy oldin

    Hi I've just started bjj I'm a 2nd dan in trad jujitsu I find it combines well but it's opened my eyes I'm feeling like a non swimmer dropped in the ocean!! But honestly I love bjj thankyou for the sound advice 👍👊

  • Simon Tran
    Simon Tran Oy oldin

    just started my jiu jitsu journey thanks for the the tips!

  • Sam Chester
    Sam Chester Oy oldin

    Im day 2

  • Jay Esco
    Jay Esco Oy oldin

    As a 2 month Gracie White Belt, this is spot on! So glad I started Jujitsu when I was mature & humble enough to have the right attitude. #WinOrLearn
    PS Pls post more helpful drills both solo & with a partner. Thx👌

  • Adrian Thomas
    Adrian Thomas Oy oldin


  • Eddie Magana
    Eddie Magana Oy oldin

    Love this video, bro.
    I’ve been doing a free 2week session at a wonderful gym. The coach is awesome but what’s even better is the environment created by everyone there. They are all so encouraging without peer-pressure. I’m already, or only 30 but I’ve wanted to do this for a long time and of course everyone wishes they would have started earlier but for everyone older- better late than never!!! I’ve rolled with white belts and blue belts and both are constantly learning experiences. The WB are challenging because you’re testing each other at a similar level and the BB immediately take on a role of an educator... I can’t wait to keep on this journey. Thanks for the insight and encouragement!

  • Luiz Lopes
    Luiz Lopes Oy oldin

    Thanks for the video!

  • James Deane
    James Deane Oy oldin +1

    Hey man, I loved the video. I’ve decided to give jujitsu a go in the new year (after gaining black belt in Tae Kwon Do 8 years ago) , but an feeling nervous because I’m now a large chat (21st). Any advice please.

    • Grossi Jiu-Jitsu
      Grossi Jiu-Jitsu  Oy oldin

      thanks James!! go into it with an open, humble mind and have fun.

  • javixm
    javixm 2 oy oldin +2

    7:16... no, no it doesn't.
    Maybe it seems that way once you're past it, but when you're IN IT, it feels like a fucking eternity.

  • Marius174
    Marius174 2 oy oldin +1

    Thank you!
    I just started last week and was really going at it to win in the sparring. The part about taking your time to learn during sparring was really helpfull!!
    This helped more than you know!
    Thank you.

  • lovetolearn 2
    lovetolearn 2 2 oy oldin +1

    Thanks alot. This was the missing information I needed.

  • anthony cocchiarella
    anthony cocchiarella 2 oy oldin +1

    nice Jericho reference

  • Raunch
    Raunch 2 oy oldin +1

    Great advice. I just started BJJ and I'm a black belt in karate. There are so many non-technical similarities between the two. I am loving it and it's great to be a white belt again.

  • David Ringe
    David Ringe 2 oy oldin +1

    Tonight was my first class! I loved the learning and abuse lol Thanks for the advice and pointers. Its going to be an amazing journey

  • Luis Vargas
    Luis Vargas 2 oy oldin +2


  • Lucas Heldman
    Lucas Heldman 2 oy oldin +1

    I just started bjj, I also started kickboxing. I can drill and practice kickboxing in my free time when the gym is closed but I haven’t found a way to practice bjj other than the hour class. Do you have any suggestions on how to get extra practice with no partner?

  • tattooeddragon8
    tattooeddragon8 2 oy oldin +3

    What should I look for in a good school/ gym to train at? I am interested in BJJ not sure where to start.

    • Gerhard Symons
      Gerhard Symons Oy oldin

      Same here. I am 42, active lifestyle, play hockey to a decent level and I want a new physical and mental challenge.

  • Vincent McKenzie
    Vincent McKenzie 2 oy oldin

    Great vid thank you!

  • World of Wrestling
    World of Wrestling 2 oy oldin

    Thanks for the help man!

  • xpansion Team
    xpansion Team 2 oy oldin

    Great advice I'm a white belt started 14yrs ago (commitment thing) now my friends a black belt and a great teacher I've found an awesome little club, but I've never thought about asking questions whilst getting submitted and dominated, it is an awesomely frustrating game and there will always be someone better and someone worse than you. Again great advice cheers

  • NYCTalking
    NYCTalking 2 oy oldin

    This was a great video, extremely helpful to me as I resume my white belt journey after a 13 year layoff from my white belt journey. Lol. Great stuff!

  • Rpt14
    Rpt14 2 oy oldin

    I’ve been working for a year and a half and I honestly think my couch forgot about me because he’s given stripes to kids that have been there a week and I haven’t even gotten a stripe what do I do

  • Abdou Dz
    Abdou Dz 2 oy oldin

    First time watching u ! Now ur the fav channel 😁

  • Patrick ODuinn
    Patrick ODuinn 2 oy oldin

    Love to listen to tips like this. Just started and willing and hungry to learn!

  • v1ce21
    v1ce21 2 oy oldin

    Great motivational video!
    I am 33 years old. I have 4 years experience in Krav Maga, which I quit because I didnt like the static excercises anymore. ( Too bad I didnt put that time in learning BJJ... :P )
    Before that I had 2 years experience in MMA.
    But my first lesson of BJJ was something else... The amount of information that was crushing on me like a tidal wave.
    The moments when I thought which part of my body do I need to move to advance position, was frustrating.
    It was really overwhelming.
    At this moment I'm abit scared but also really curious where this journey will bring me.
    Time will tell! ;)

  • The Fish Closet
    The Fish Closet 2 oy oldin

    I really like your video, very motivational, "winning and learning". Im a white belt, its so much fun, wish i could have started in my 20's. Cheers

  • Tyler
    Tyler 2 oy oldin

    Thank you, sir. Starting Jiu-Jitsu Monday. Subscribed and push notifications.

  • Khalil Ibrahim
    Khalil Ibrahim 2 oy oldin

    Thank you for the kind words and tips

  • Kamil Bennouna Memes

    Thanks for the advices Lionel Messi

  • Tom Cat
    Tom Cat 3 oy oldin +1

    This video is awesome! I'm saving your videos and watching them over and over. Started bjj 2 days ago
    I feel like my attitude is in check according to what your saying. I got excited getting submitted, seeing what's possible when I improve. I can't wait to learn more and improve constantly. Cheers man.

  • buddy ambrosia
    buddy ambrosia 3 oy oldin

    Is 18 a good age to start I want to but nervous to actually get up and go

  • Mr. Nice Man
    Mr. Nice Man 3 oy oldin +1

    Holy sht Steven, I was going up some BJJ vid and thought I am going crazy seeing you here lol.

  • Joshua LaBerge
    Joshua LaBerge 3 oy oldin

    As a white belt this was very encouraging to watch. 🙏🏼

  • Andrew Stroud
    Andrew Stroud 3 oy oldin

    Just started BJJ...thanks for the knowledge!

  • Jessica Perez
    Jessica Perez 3 oy oldin

    Thank you

  • Colin Clean
    Colin Clean 3 oy oldin

    Do you recommend Gi or no Gi BJJ?

  • Bizzyfakka
    Bizzyfakka 3 oy oldin

    well it is about winning because learning is winning, even if you tap out. lol

  • Andre Fontenelle
    Andre Fontenelle 4 oy oldin +1

    hey, just started age 42, going to my next class tonight. body was sore all over , but i like the grind though, any tips on cardio excercises, my first roll barely lasted a minute like 50 SECS. could barely roll after i hurled. Any tips

  • Nope No
    Nope No 4 oy oldin +1

    Thanks just started and will keep this in mind

  • Reggie Anglin
    Reggie Anglin 4 oy oldin +3

    I agree. Make since. Thank u .

  • Brian M.
    Brian M. 4 oy oldin +3

    It was the ones who came into class who had the win/lose mentality which is why I ended up having to start/stop my training. The win/lose white belts would do whatever it took to win and often it meant being really aggressive. I ended up getting hurt a few times which meant that I had to stop for a while and start up again, then I get hurt again, and the cycle repeated. Tips like these are a reminder that we train in class and that losing in class isn't losing. No one wins when you end up injuring your classmate.

  • Andrew Aldrich
    Andrew Aldrich 4 oy oldin +2

    The end of this video is especially what I need right now. Tomorrow marks 5 months for me and my gym is doing promotions next week. I've been thinking a lot about how I might get my first stripe, but I know that having that stripe isn't what makes you better. If I do get it then I'll still probably get tapped at the rate I do now. What I'm trying to focus more on is that 5 month me could dominate 2 month me for sure. Great video.

  • Joseph Lacelle
    Joseph Lacelle 4 oy oldin +2

    Starting monday thanks for the advice I'm just going to focus on learning and working hard

  • andrew huckle
    andrew huckle 4 oy oldin +1

    Thanks had my first lesson recently I have signed up to the gym they guys are really good dudes and helpful and friendly but this is great advice.

  • Anthony Stiles
    Anthony Stiles 4 oy oldin +1

    This video feels like it was made specifically for me. I had all those problems when I first started training and lasted about two years. I quit because I got frustrated and now I'm going back to training after a year away. I talked to my coach and he allowed me to come back I feel that the time away gave me time to both miss training and realize that I had the win/lose mentality. This time I just want to train and learn as much as I can. You video was very helpful thanks

  • Daz Wild Outdoors.
    Daz Wild Outdoors. 4 oy oldin +1

    Thanks for that vid dude i found it intresting,im only 3 sessions in ,im 45 and reasonably fit,and athletic the only problem im having is soaking in the techiques,,del la riva to baby bolo,,im sure with some extra drill time ill crack them..Rolling with all levels,,i dont know what im doing in positions but doing ok in instinctive defence...Its a real good club..

  • andrew lurvey
    andrew lurvey 4 oy oldin +1

    That's really good advice about not getting frustrated I mean no fear a white belt or going to Blue Bell and you submit somebody that on paper there is no way in hell you should have been able to do one out of a hundred times imagine how amazing that would feel

  • Guy Nakoa
    Guy Nakoa 4 oy oldin +1

    thank you for the tips and your thoughts, I'm thinking about joining a school.

  • mralex070
    mralex070 4 oy oldin +2

    I think being a fresh white belt is pretty liberating as with everyone being more experienced than me I can afford to make mistakes and there's no pressure. Although I have only been to core sessions where only fundamentals are learned and no one aggressively rolls with you. I think this is good as like you said I want to learn the positions first. As whats the use of just getting mauled over and over when you don't know whats going on. There are only a handful of students so I get plenty of help from the coach who is brown belt. But different people show up every day, or do you think this sort of training will slow my progression? Not that im too bothered about belts or anything. The coach also said I don't have to get a Gi if I want until im blue belt level.

  • Jeffy Abraham
    Jeffy Abraham 4 oy oldin +1

    Drink it in maaaaaaaaaan

  • Brian Durst
    Brian Durst 4 oy oldin +1

    Im late to comment, but just completed my first 3 classes at 50. I was a high school and college wrestler, so I feel like I have some similar experience, but its a different, fun language, and everyone is so encouraging. Good stuff.

  • Ilham Himmi
    Ilham Himmi 4 oy oldin +3

    I really appreciate this video and thank you so much for these tips

  • Warriors and Yogis
    Warriors and Yogis 4 oy oldin +1

    Thanks brother good advices

  • Lizzie Kaster
    Lizzie Kaster 4 oy oldin +1

    I’m 6 months into my white belt and it’s just a blast. My gym is so open and friendly that the higher belts while stop in mid roll to give me a tip on what I could do next, or show me what I just did wrong. It’s incredibly helpful in my learning experience.
    I don’t see the rush of getting the next belt, either way, I’m still rolling.

    • Grossi Jiu-Jitsu
      Grossi Jiu-Jitsu  4 oy oldin +1

      that's great!!! sounds like you are in a great place to learn.

  • scramuel
    scramuel 4 oy oldin +1

    I'm about to join a gym soon , thanks for the heads up regarding attitude,
    " wining and learning " didn't look it like that @ 1st , great shift in thought , thanks again

  • Jeremy Brotherton
    Jeremy Brotherton 4 oy oldin +1

    As being the newest member to the team it can be frustrating being "owned" all the time. I love this art I feel like anything worth doing should not come easy.

  • Philippine MMA
    Philippine MMA 5 oy oldin +2

    Belt color is just a reward from your coach and something to be proud of but the skill improvements and the journey is what matters, I'm black belt taekwondo and karate and sometimes I go from taekwondo class to bjj where I'm white belt no stripes but I have no problem to change fromblack belt to white, I just wanna continue learning and the colors will change along the way with perseverance and hard work.

  • Andres Vargas
    Andres Vargas 5 oy oldin +1

    Thanks for the advice man. Cool videos. Just started training a week ago (been going every night) and i love it. Please keep uploading videos for beginners like me!

  • Jonny
    Jonny 5 oy oldin +1

    Thanks for posting this video, I just started BJJ yesterday and turned 40 last week. Been looking for the basics and will def check out your other videos.

  • Beto Renteria
    Beto Renteria 5 oy oldin +1

    Good advice. Thanks! New sub.

  • 1eltino
    1eltino 5 oy oldin +1

    Great video. I’m 32 years old and going to my first Jiu jitsu class tonight. I’m a little nervous tbh. I also have bad knees from years of wake boarding which is why I feel I need a new sport. Hopefully I don’t make them worse! Thanks for the advice

  • ken ku
    ken ku 5 oy oldin +4

    i wish i watch this video 5yrs ago. at 47 yrs old, i push myself hard, i got blue belt after 3yrs and got injured. i slip into depression with embarrassment and shame. now at 52 i'm going back with a different mentality to learn until god willing whatever belt i can earn. i have my son watch your video and hope he turn out different. thank you so much for your time.

    • Scott Aebersold
      Scott Aebersold 4 oy oldin

      ken ku i roll with a guy who’s 63 and he kicks my ass all the time.

  • Jack
    Jack 5 oy oldin +1

    How do I stop relying on my strength ? I know that technique is everything, but for some reason... I have certain feelings against certain components that I’m winning off pure strength and not technique. It’s like watching a football game, the view is always better from the camera, when underneath my opponent i just use muscle and force opposed to technique. I know I’m in the wrong, I can’t help it...sometimes it works, most the time it doesn’t.

    • Grossi Jiu-Jitsu
      Grossi Jiu-Jitsu  5 oy oldin

      it's a pretty hard habit to break and one I had to learn myself. For me, it was the constant failure that forced me to stop relying on my strength. we've got a lot of big, strong guys in my gym and when I couldn't overpower them, I knew I had to use technique and one day it just started to click for me. It's not bad to use your strength a lot because it is your natural advantage but learn the best way to escape positions without it.

  • Jeff Doyle
    Jeff Doyle 5 oy oldin +1

    Hey. I Just started last week. You make so much sense in this video. Fair play

  • Tim Barry
    Tim Barry 5 oy oldin +1

    Great video. Thank you. I too ask a lot of questions. sometimes I feel like it annoys the coach, but, too bad I guess.

  • Tim Barry
    Tim Barry 5 oy oldin +152

    "White belts are people, too" lol

  • Michael Johnson
    Michael Johnson 5 oy oldin +1

    Thanks .

  • tAg Sizemeezy
    tAg Sizemeezy 5 oy oldin +1

    Bro thank you im day 2 in the gym and was extremely frustrated today, quitting isnt an option but if i was less of a man i would have walked away, that winning and losing thing is seriously a game changer, thanks again man... you got my sub brother

  • Presley McKinley
    Presley McKinley 5 oy oldin +1

    I dig The Chris Jericho

  • Khalaf Ali
    Khalaf Ali 5 oy oldin +1

    Yasterday was my first day with the juorny 😁 it was wonderful , Thank you so much for this beautiful words and advices.

  • The Murz
    The Murz 5 oy oldin +1

    Thanks! Just started my bjj journey last week. I’m 2 classes in. It’s really tough especially being new. I feel like I’m getting worn out from trying to use my muscles because I don’t know techniques.

  • Philippe Bouffard
    Philippe Bouffard 5 oy oldin +1

    Thank you so much for the tips. I'm 37 years old and I just started last week as a white belt. With your video, I just realized that I was focusing too much on the next belt. From now on, I will put my mental game on the learnig way. Like you said, its a marathon, not a sprint. I also watched your video on how to tie a belt; very useful. I will subscribe to your channel and learn how to improve my game. Again, thanks for taking the time to make those videos.

  • okarnando88
    okarnando88 5 oy oldin +1

    I've rolled around for a long time. My youth pastor was a purple belt and he would teach me things and later in life I joined the Marine Corps and rolled around there and in police academy after that. I finally enrolled in a BJJ school and all my time rolling around with whoever I always get stoked when I get submitted.
    I'm always amazed and I immediately laugh and just say "that was awesome how did you do that?" And "can you show me?"

  • Sean Kavanagh
    Sean Kavanagh 5 oy oldin +1

    Thank you for the advice about the right mindset to have in BJJ.

  • The Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Excellent advice

  • DV11b
    DV11b 5 oy oldin +1

    Excellent video. Excellent advise. This is why I love Jiu-Jitsu. It is all about learning. No free belts. I’m a proud white belt.

  • Montana Baker
    Montana Baker 5 oy oldin +1

    I think it would be easier for me if there were no belts or stripes for me to fight for, they nag the back of my mind 'how long should I expect? What should I know in that time?' At least I am thoroughly enjoying the journey. Going every day I have time.

  • Tyler Pruitt
    Tyler Pruitt 6 oy oldin +1


  • Sam Sami
    Sam Sami 6 oy oldin +1

    What age would be too old to start Jiu jitso or Judo?

    • Grossi Jiu-Jitsu
      Grossi Jiu-Jitsu  6 oy oldin +1

      I can't speak on Judo but I don't want to get thrown around now but i believe you can start Jiujitsu at any age. If you are healthy give it a go.

  • The Business Finder
    The Business Finder 6 oy oldin +1

    Great advise. Thanks. I needed this.
    I posted this comment above yesterday, I took everything you said on board.
    Last night I was awarded my 3rd stripe on white belt 😂