Begining Brazillian Jiu Jitsu – Positions

Here is a list of the main positions one should seek to understand when starting BJJ. Understanding the positions are more importantly how to move between them (transitions) are essential in progressing.

Closed Guard
Half guard
Open Guard
Side Control
Knee Mount
Rear Mount

There are several sub divisions of each of these positions but having a broad understanding of the existence of this list should help the novice in the initial stages of training.