6 Best BJJ Instructional DVD

Finding a good BJJ DVD for your need can be difficult because there is literally a myriad of DVDs out there. Also, I am sure that many of you are bored with videos on YouTube which mainly consist of filler talk.

With that, according to my research (BJJ forums and sources) and good BJJ gym instructors, I gathered best BJJ DVDs on the market and below you can find the short reviews of these.  

1. Gracie Lifestyle Combatives

Best BJJ DVD reviewQuality: 9.7 / 10.0

Quality / Price: 9.4 / 10.0

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Instructors: Rener and Ryron Gracie

Exclusive Features

  • No martial arts experience required
  • Very easy to follow
  • Qualifications for blue belt
  • Suitable for everyone!
  • Rener and Ryron teach you

Well, I am sure that all of you know one or two things about Gracie family. And this DVD was actually created by Ryron (Gracie Worlds 2012 champion) and Rener Gracie. This course is designed you to master 36 essential techniques and as you may know, Rener and Ryron are great practitioners and teach you in a very simple layout.

One thing is to note that this course was actually available for only a few people in Gracie Academy. With that, this course is now available for everyone and you can actually learn and implement these techniques without even going to a BJJ, martial arts gym! It also has everything you need to know about blue belt qualification. With that, it also has the best feedback on jiu-jitsu forums and a myriad of commercial BJJ gyms use this DVD in their classes.

Considering that “no martial arts experience” is required, this instructional DVD set is best BJJ Instructional DVD for beginners (white belts). If these are appealing to you, have a look at Gracie Lifestyle. As a final note, it comes with a flowchart.

2. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructional Videos

Quality: 9.4 / 10.0

Quality / Price: 9.6 / 10.0

Instructor: Renzo Gracie and Craig Hukuk

Guys, Renzo Gracie (one of the greatest BJJ practitioners) and Craig Kukuk (first American who gets authentic black belt) teach you over two hundred techniques in these videos! With that, it has 11 chapters which include chokes, armbars…

As you may know, the VHS version of this DVD was a best-seller and back then it was sold around $400! Well, you get to pay way less for it and the visual quality is decent and you can watch that Renzo Gracie defeats his opponents one by one clearly!

Whether you train for MMA or BJJ, you should definitely own these instructional videos.

3. Ryan Hall – The Triangle

good bjj training dvdQuality: 9.1 / 10.0

Quality / Price: 9.1 / 10.0

Instructor: Ryan Hall

Ryan Hall is famous for submitting his opponents with various different triangle techniques. And he mainly teaches triangles (over 50 techniques) in this DVD. He is well known for his practical teaching and one of the most respected instructors in BJJ community.

As a side note, there are many people who wear their kimonos and religiously follow Ryan Hall’s triangle techniques all over the world. And considering the achievements of Ryan Hall and a myriad of good feedback, Ryan Hall – The Triangle is a good option.

4. How to Defeat the Bigger Stronger Opponent

Quality: 8.9 / 10.0

Quality / Price: 9.3 / 10.0

Instructors (Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting) teach everything for both gi and no-gi grapplers. It also shows the most commonly faced problems while doing submissions.

This BJJ DVD set has many quite useful drills for building strength, better core, and stamina which are chosen exclusively for BJJ practitioners. This BJJ DVD set also offers a myriad of tips for essential moves. Thanks to these, you can also remember the techniques easily. And I am sure that a myriad of people will appreciate it.

With that, it focuses on defeating larger opponents. For example, there are some guard styles and techniques which just work better against bigger people and in this comprehensive DVD, you can find all of them! There are also some awesome bonuses like Q/A sessions with instructors and you can also get to know their favorite submissions etc.

Considering all of the above, it is definitely one of the best BJJ training DVDs and it actually offers you even more. If you are interested, click here to find out about them.

5. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: NO GI Essentials

Review of No Gi EssentialsQuality: 8.5 / 10.0

Quality / Price: 9.6 / 10.0

Instructor: Roy Dean

If you prefer learning no-gi grappling, there are honestly only a few options on the market and Roy Dean’s NO GI ESSENTIALS is one of them. And Roy Dean is quite a good black belt instructor. With that, this DVD has a lot of good feedback from seasoned fighters and members on jiu-jitsu forums.

This DVD includes armdrag, takedowns, sidemount escapes and other no gi essentials as well.

The DVDs of Roy Dean are well known in BJJ community and if you are interested, you can have a closer look at No GI Essentials on here.

As a final note, this DVD has an amazing price tag and I can easily say that you get more than what you pay.

6. Saulo Ribeiro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Revolution

good BJJ DVD seriesQuality: 8.7 / 10.0

Quality / Price: 9.1 / 10.0

Instructor: Saulo Ribeiro

Saulo Ribeiro has great achievements on mats. He won World Championship 5 times and he was also World Master Champion in 2014. Actually, his achievements go on and on and I am sure that many of you know him very well. Anyway, Saulo teaches every technique with his unique approach. You will learn how you should use your body momentum with these series. With that, he also shares his fight tips and analysis as well. Also, is not it awesome to know the fight tips of one of the greatest BJJ practitioners of all time?

If you are taking your training seriously, Saulo Ribeiro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a must have! Hands down, it is one of the best BJJ DVD series.

Why Should You Own a Good BJJ DVD?

First of all, you simply may want to train in your home comfort or you may be ill and can not go to a class or two. So owning a DVD can help you tremendously. With that, you can also rewind the movements or you can watch the techniques in slow motion. So you can comprehend them better. And this is just priceless in BJJ!

You may look for gi or no gi training videos or you can be an absolute beginner or blue belt or you may want to get the best BJJ training DVD and I am sure that above you can find a DVD for your need.

These DVDs get good feedback from various BJJ forums and some of these are actually really popular in martial arts gyms! And Gracie Lifestyle just gets better feedback for teaching techniques and flow of the lessons. If these are appealing to you have a look at Gracie Lifestyle on Amazon.

I hope that you enjoyed reading the article and if you have any questions or anything to ask just leave a comment below.

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6 thoughts on “6 Best BJJ Instructional DVD”

  1. This is awesome I really want to start BJJ as when I get my Taekwondo black belt, I am a red belt at the moment

    I have been looking around at good BJJ schools near me but I cant really find any So I may have to do down the DVD routs and learn the basics until I find a good BJJ school

    I really like the Gracie and think they do an excellent job teaching both BJJ and basic life skills like how to deal with a bully in school for kids

    1. You have a background in martial arts and it will definitely help you. BJJ is not my first martial art either. Actually getting an instructional DVD is ideal for your situation. Since not every place has a good dojo. When you go on your jiu-jitsu journey, you will hear Gracie a lot and basically that academy is the best for teaching by far.

  2. Hey Furkan,
    Great info on BJJ DVD training video’s. The Gracie Lifestyle Combatives sounds like a great learning tool with 36 essential techniques to practice. You can’t go wrong with the Gracie BJJ, it’s probably the best on the planet! This would be great to use to help train my boys before they start going to classes. Thanks for the great training resources.

    1. Exactly Gracie is my main source for everything related to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. There are many techniques to learn and master so surely it will take your time Marcus.

  3. Hey there, very interesting article!
    I have actually joined a seminar with Rener Gracie and it was one of the most humbling and helpful experiences of my life. I think it is awesome that DVDs are now more common, also for a sport like BJJ so that practitioners that do not have access to such seminars can lern very helpful lessons from the best!

    1. I am impressed yeah I know that this community is tight and also heard that Rener Gracie’s conferences are quite good and fun. Right now I am in Asia and can’t travel to other countries but if I will ever attend one of his conferences I would feel really lucky. More and more people learn and practice BJJ with videos and as you said, many people just don’t have an opportunity to listen to him and learn from him. So I think if someone can’t go to a proper BJJ academy, Gracie DVD is the next best thing.

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