The Weekly Fix: The Best way to Train for BJJ

Welcome to the Weekly Fix!

The Newsletter from the Bulletproof For BJJ boys JT & Joey to give you the insights you need to have a better BJJ life. Today we get straight to the best way to train for BJJ, giving a sneak peak of the Bulletproof for BJJ Standards . We have a great follow along warm up and the latest video from podcast 4, also the story of a great brown belt from unexpected origins.

  1. The Best way to train for BJJ: The standards have been set!
  2. Have you seen this?!: Episode 4 of the podcast.
  3. Community Spotlight: The Heavy metal hitter!
  4. Training Top Tip: The perfect follow along warm up!


Trying to workout what type of training is best for BJJ is a long and confusing search if you don't know what to look for. We have done over 20 years of research and development and have developed a map. This map helps you to identify where you are at and gives you a clear path toward world class Strength and Mobility.

Do You Have A Map?

The physical demands of BJJ cover all the athletic abilities. To improve at jiu-jitsu we need to level up our athleticism but what is the best way to chart this unknown territory? You need a map to guide you so you can get to the promised land of supreme physical capabilities strong and mobile.

In order to get there quickly and safely Bulletproof for BJJ has created the standards that you can use to guide you away from pain and stiffness, then toward a body that is resilient and injury free.

Where Are You Now?

So you can improve and move forward you need to know exactly where you are at right now. Enter the Bulletproof for BJJ Standards. We have identified the 13 key movements that you need to develop in order to have world class strength and mobility. We have categorised them into a belt system that mirrors BJJ.

How to get from Point A to Point B?

Everyone starts as a white belt. Some of you will find you have a higher standard in certain movements but in order to be a Purple belt in Bulletproof you must be able to demonstrate all 13 standards to the required, set, rep and weight with great technique. Just like a BJJ grading you must meet the standard to hold the rank Our mission is to help all grapplers that follow the program to attain the standard of Bulletproof fro BJJ Purple Belt.

Our Foundation program shows you how to go from where you are now to where you want to be. We have cut out all the fluff, putting together the exact method of how to transform from a physical white belt to an Athletic Black belt.

We all need Guidance on the Path. In order to be successful in Jiu-jitsu you need a great coach who gives good guidance. As part of the Bulletproof for BJJ Tribe you have access to both

JT & Joey to give you help and feed back. In order for you to “grade” you will need to submit your videos performing the standards. The bulletproof brothers will asses each clip individually to approve your Grade.

Some movements will improve quicker than others and the program has an inbuilt function, that once you have been ‘graded’ on a movement your program will automatically level up to set a new challenge for you to work up to.

With the standard set, how often you work on these skills generally determines how quickly you improve. To be able to complete all 13 standards we recommend training 2-3 days every week. There is an option for an additional workout for those with time and inclination to push their standards!

The new Bulletproof for BJJ Belt Standards and Belt System will be released in late 2021 and will serve as the foundation for the other training options: kettlebells, bodyweight, flexibility, Home Gym which will still be available to all subscribers and can be done side by side.



Academy: DC Jiu-jitsu (VIC)

Rank: Brown Belt

Started BJJ: 2010

I was already friends with my instructor (Daniel Cherubin) before I started training. I honestly didn't even know that he did it at the time, let alone how accomplished he was in it, until he told me and a couple of mates that he had opened a gym and said to come down and give it a try.

Since the first session I was just immersed in the complexities and problem solving of it all, and stoked to be able to improve my fitness doing something I enjoyed. I signed up almost immediately and here we are more than 11 years later, still with the same coach and still learning a heap of new things every time I step on the mat.

Essentially none. A few trials of things like karate and boxing, but always had a keen interest in martial arts. I just never found one I connected with until I started grappling. Before jiu jitsu came into my life, I pretty much spent all my time playing guitar, drinking beer and being a general public nuisance.

I've never really had any major injuries that have put me out for any longer than a few weeks, but being in my 30's for most of my time grappling meant that I always had niggling injuries and tweaks and those types of things.

I've also never really been into gym based fitness or weight training at all, so didn't really have any physical counterpart for my jiu jitsu. It would be pretty normal for me to need to rest minor injuries almost on a 6-8 weekly basis though through the last 10 years. So it accumulates over time in a big way.

Since starting the Bulletproof For BJJ program last year when the lockdowns began, I've noticed insurmountable differences in my general mobility, flexibility and recovery. I've been doing the warm up routines pretty religiously before classes, but I'll admit I can be a bit forgetful after class. I've been routinely building functional strength as well for the first time in my life through the kettlebell programs.

This has helped me quite obviously with my positional strength, improving my balance and also with translating movements in the techniques back onto the mat in particular scenarios. I've also been injury free since returning to training last November after the restrictions were lifted here. I honestly wish I could go back and have started all this a decade ago. I'll never take conditioning and movement for granted in training again in my life