It’s tough to try to learn BJJ on a budget because so many of the best resources on the planet come with a hefty price tag, but there’s also plenty of free content online if you only know where to look. Here we’re going to take a look at what we believe to be the three best free BJJ resources available to the masses:
Thomas is a black belt under Romero ‘Jacare’ Cavalcanti and Lucas Lepri, and is obviously a fantastic grappler in his own right. We’ve already featured him before in a discussion about the best accounts to follow for guard passing specifically, but he offers some of the best content from all aspects of BJJ entirely for free as well. Thomas uploads a new video almost every single week and he has now put together over 200 videos on a wide variety of topics, making more than enough content to keep a new grappler occupied for a long time to come.
Nick Albin, often knowns as Chewjitsu, is one of the most popular figures in the online BJJ community and for very good reason. He has well over a thousand different videos uploaded to his YouTube channel and even has organized playlists focusing around specific areas like side control or de la riva guard in order to make digesting it even easier. It’s not just that though, Albin also uploads a lot of conversational content outside of instructional footage that can actually make understanding and applying BJJ easier as well.
Absolute MMA St Kilda – Melbourne
The YouTube channel for Absolute MMA St Kilda – Melbourne is run by the head coach of that location, ADCC absolute division 2019 bronze medalist Lachlan Giles. There are over 300 videos available on the channel and many of them are quite lengthy at over fifteen minutes, providing plenty of content from an incredibly high level grappler. The only real downside here is that the frequency of uploads is a fair bit less than Jon Thomas and Chewjitsu, but Giles is also the only one that is a current elite competitor.
Are There Any Other Free BJJ Resources Online?
Of course! There’s a wealth of fantastic free content out there online if you just know where to look, these are just a great starting point for anyone at the beginning of their journey in BJJ and anyone who might be feeling a little overwhelmed by the seemingly endless choices. This isn’t an exhaustive list by any means, and there’s many other channels out there just as informative and helpful. Once you’ve got a better grasp of the fundamentals of BJJ, it’s honestly worth simply searching through YouTube for specific areas of your game that needs improving in order to develop as a grappler.