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Northwest Jiu-Jitsu Academy's Basic 12 Curriculum 3-DVD series taught by third-degree Machado black belt and multiple-time world champion Brian J. Johnson.


Suitable for beginners and coaches alike, the Basic 12 is a comprehensive series of lessons on 3 DVDs that builds foundational skills, strategies, and techniques crucial to a deeper understanding of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 


The three volumes include the following lessons:


  • Top Control

  • Mount to Back

  • Closed Guard

  • Pass to Mount

  • Side Mount

  • Knee Ride


The Basic 12 isn't designed to be a cache of submissions or a comprehensive tutorial on every position; instead, this series provides grappling students the fundamental aspects of some of the most common positions , transitions, and techniques.


Each lesson is demonstrated with step-by-step instructions and shown three times from multiple angles in crystal-clear definition.

  • Mount Escape

  • Escape to Guard

  • Guard Attacks

  • Open Guard

  • Top Attacks

  • Takedowns

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Take the Northwest Jiu-Jitsu Academy Basic 12 curriculum with you on your mobile device! 


The Basic-12 app features instructional videos for the fundamental curriculum that forms the cornerstone of the Northwest Jiu-Jitsu Academy. It covers the basic techniques, transitions, positions, and strategies at the core of BJJ.

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