Blue Belt Requirements

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  1. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Banned Banned

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    a friend of mine Roy Dean new DVD was just reviewed in BJJReviews.net. It covers the starting off in grappling to transitioning to blue belt. I'm happy that they gave a extremly postve review of his product.
    Roy Dean Academy :: DVDs

    here is a quick excerpt

    Blue Belt Requirements is the latest release by Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Roy Dean. For those of you who don't know Roy, he is a black belt under Roy Harris. The two DVD set is 157 minutes of instructional and demonstration footage which helps guide the viewer in the fundamentals of BJJ. I've personally seen quite a few white to blue belt instructional videos, but this one has set a new standard. The instruction is clear and concise and the production itself is top notch. I work as a Media Specialist at a local university with video production as my main job and I was very impressed with the quality of work Roy has put into the DVD set.

    the full review is avaiable at
    BJJReviews.net

    having already viewed it I highly recomend any whitebelts on the forum that want to quickly learn the fundamental that are needed to get to blue belt I would highly recomend this DVD which is available at Roy Dean Academy :: DVDs
     
  2. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Banned Banned

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    here is trailer
    YouTube - BJJ Blue Belt DVD
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    and also from the DVD is a demonstration of the triangle choke

    YouTube - BJJ: The Triangle Choke

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  3. IFight4Love

    IFight4Love White Belt

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    what % of sales do you get
     
  4. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Banned Banned

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    I don't get anything. He's just a long time training partner that came out with a qulity product whome I'd like to support. I figured I'm on here looking at inane threads about who is the best whatever all the time why not spend a couple minutes sharing something that I think will benefit alot of peopleon the board and help out a friend at the same time.

    Take a look at the videos if you'd like even if you don't buy it the second video should give you a new insight into the triangle.
     
  5. MagicWand

    MagicWand Purple Belt

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    isnt this the guy who runs his jiu jitsu academy like a TMA school?
     
  6. nyne

    nyne Orange Belt

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    I received my copy a few weeks ago. It isn't bad. He spends a lot of time going over very small details and shows techniques from various angles.
     
  7. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Banned Banned

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    Well what do you mean by that? Its run pretty much like any BJJ school imo
     
  8. eclipse

    eclipse Blue Belt

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    lol
     
  9. Foppa21

    Foppa21 Black Belt

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    Do I get to learn the flying ompeleta from the New York-London position variation?
     
  10. LordarshynBJJ

    LordarshynBJJ Blue Belt

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    yeah I don't really care what kind of shit you guys want to talk...I've already got my blue and I still think that triangle video is awesome.

    Haven't watched the other one yet.
     
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    slideyfoot Artemis BJJ Co-Founder

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    I'd also recommend this DVD: long review up on my blog. Admittedly I got sent a review copy, but I tried to be objective. Still, the only real flaw I could see was that there wasn't a chapter menu, which means some of the longer sections are a little less convenient to navigate (e.g., rather than being able to click straight through to a particular choke in the 'chokes' section, you have to skip forward with your remote). Very impressive overall, especially if you're looking to work the basics.
     
  12. Treadly

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    I've seen the first part of the video and as a white belt I'd recommended it to other white belts. I imagine a lot of the instuction is lost on the more experienced guys here, but for someone who's just starting out, I found it quite helpful.

    Just my two cents.
     
  13. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Banned Banned

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    I'd agree but it really is more of a DVD for the niche group of beginers and I'm sure Roy Dean would tell you to go to any of Roy Harris DVDs if you wnated something more advanced
     
  14. Lord Coke

    Lord Coke Black Belt

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    I was on the fence about getting this until I read a review on the UG about it and that won me over.

    I just got Roy Deans BJJ Bluebelt DVD and here is my review:

    I think this DVD is a great starting point for everyone who wants to learn BJJ. If you have ever asked yourself what are the basics what should I focus in my first years of BJJ the DVD will give you a good answer for.


    Roy Dean is a BJJ blackbelt under Roy Harris and you can clearly see the influence of Roy in his own teaching style. He is very well spoken, articulate and precise. He shows everything slowly and with great detail so you really understand how a technique works.

    Also fo me as a BJJ teacher this DVD is great because it gives you a good curiculum to teach the Basics to your students.

    The DVD is not just about the typical groundwork like escapes and passes but also shows leglocks and takedowns. That
     
  15. JerseyTrash

    JerseyTrash Silver Belt

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    I'm pretty surprised he was doing leg locks on the blue belt DVD. I wish more people were 'pro leg lock'.
     
  16. JerseyTrash

    JerseyTrash Silver Belt

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    This guy explains things very well, but i don't think i'd want to train at his academy. It seems too TMA for me. I see all this pics of people bowing and kneeling during a blue belt promotion. When I get my blue belt they put it on me, then everyone took their belts off and whipped the shit out of me.
     
  17. Bucketbot

    Bucketbot Blue Belt

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    I am a Harris Blue Belt...

    And yeah...Roy Harris is a huge fan of leg locks! So they are def a part of his style of teaching...and most of his instructors share his same passion (from my experience) or at least ensure that they train their students in leg locks (in addition to all other types of submissions).
     
  18. Lord Coke

    Lord Coke Black Belt

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    Heelhooks are a big part of my game especailly from the bottom. One of Roy Harris's brown belts brad took me under his wing and showed them to me religously and for the first two years I was with Roy Harris we had a class devoted solely to leglocks.
    My current instructor is a big leglock affionado as well. I really feel that in order to have a well rounded game you should be versed in at the very least leg lock defense and preferably offense as well. Especaily since a big part of leg loeck defense is making the other person resepct your ability to leglock so he dosen't just run amuck without fear of reprisal.
     
  19. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    Seriously, what does that even mean? My BJJ school is run like a TMA school, and traditional martial arts are offered as well in other classes, and the bjj is top notch. What does running a school rooted in the customs of traditional martial arts have anything to do with the quality of instruction?
     
  20. QingTian

    QingTian Purple Belt

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    LOL he talks just like Roy complete with the high pitched nasally voice! Just like the other Roy BB Bolo.
     

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