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Welcome to BJJ 101

Professional Quality Instruction for those new to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

The most comprehensive, organized, and easy-to-follow BJJ Blue Belt curriculum ever created.
Designed with the beginner in mind, BJJ101 covers everything from self-defence to takedowns, posture, escapes, controls, and submissions - from all basic positions.

The Blue Belt Curriculum

16 Skillsets, 96 Gameplans, 
330+ Techniques... And Easy To Retain

To make learning and remembering easy, the BJJ101 Blue Belt Curriculum teaches sets of skills through 16 different lessons, each focused on a few sets of skills. 

By chunking techniques into sequences and sets of sequences into lessons, the BJJ101 Blue Belt Curriculum doesn't just teach techniques, it builds skillsets.

1. Preventing Some From Holding You Down on the Ground

2. Preventing Punches from the Bottom 

3. Escaping Mount 101, Passing Closed Guard, Mounting from Side and Finishing from Mount

4. Escaping Mount 102 and Triangling and Omo Plata-ing From The Overhook

5. Escaping Side Control, Attacking from Closed Guard and the Back

6. Defending From Our Back Against a Standing Opponent

7. Pulling Guard to Crab Grab, Sweeping, Passing, and Attacking from Side & Back

8. Escaping The Back, Preventing The Mount and Attacking With The Lat Grip

9. Sweeping and Submitting From the Closed Guard

10. How To Defeat A Bigger, Faster, Stronger Opponent - The Core Strategy of Jiu-Jitsu

11. Taking, Keeping And Finishing From The Back

12. How To Defeat A Bigger, Faster, Stronger Opponent - The Core Strategy of Jiu-Jitsu

13. Becoming Ungrabbable

14. Taking People Down, Bypassing Their Guards, Controlling and Submitting Them

15. Breaking Grips, Taking People Down With The Gi and Finishing With The Gi From The Mount

16. Pulling Guard, Finishing While Pulling and Finishing From The Bottom Using The Gi

What You'll Recieve:

New Lessons Every Other Day

Every two days, you'll unlock a new lesson and receive an email version of that lesson, until you have seen the entire curriculum. 

Our learning support materials and organized structure make it easy to remember all of the techniques in the Blue Belt Curriculum. 

16 Skillsets, 96 Gameplans

Each lesson focuses on a certain skillsets
Each skillset is taught through 6 sequences (for a total of 96 numbered sequences).
Each sequence contains between 3 and 8 techniques.

The multiple sequences allow us to cover variations and alternate strategies, giving you a 

This format allows us to cover a massive amount of material while remaining easy to remember. 
Most blue belt curricula include 50-120 techniques.

The BJJ101 White-Blue Belt Curriculum contains more than 300 techniques taught over 96 sequences - and is easy and fun to learn. 

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 Your Professor  
Hi, I’m Elliott Bayev, 2nd degree BJJ black belt under Shawn Williams, himself a black belt under the legendary Renzo Gracie. I've been training Jiu-Jitsu for 23 years and when I started, you would be lucky to find a blue belt in the country, let alone a black belt in the city. 

For the first ten or so years of my training, I had a few great senior belts who mentored and coached me, but most of my early learning came through studying VHS [video] tapes. I studied many of the greats and was one of the top competitors in Canada at the time, but not having had a structured introduction, I never knew what I did know and what I didn’t. 

With my unguided upbringing in Jiu-Jitsu, I felt lost, confused and frustrated by a seemingly endless flood of techniques. I always wished I had been given a start-finish, step-by-step, "A, B, C's of Jiu-Jitsu". 

For years and years, I've been working on building a system for getting new people from day one (and even before), all the way up to blue belt and beyond. I’ve created what I wish I had. 

After testing it in my school and others, I'm finally ready to share. You're going to like it all - it will help accelerate your game

Whether by email, through a course or through a membership so we can keep in touch on a regular basis, I look forward to helping you simplify and get the most out of your Jiu-Jitsu Journey!


Elliott Bayev

2000 Joslin’s Canadian Open Intermediate Lightweight Gi - Gold
2000 Joslin’s Canadian Open Intermediate Lightweight No Gi - Gold 
2001 Joslin’s Canadian Open Advanced Lightweight - Silver
2001 GTA Challenge Advanced Featherweight Gi Silver
2002 Toronto Showdown Advanced Featherweight Gi 
2003 Relson Gracie U.S. Nationals Featherweight Gi - Gold (blue)
2003 Copa Atlantica Jiu-Jitsu Championships Lightweight G - Silver (blue)
2004 NAGA World Championships – Gold (blue)
2004 Ontario Submission Wrestling Invitational – Gold (purple)
2009 Ontario Open – Double Gold (purple)
2009 Abu Dhabi Pro World Championship Canadian Trials – Gold (purple/brown/black)
2009 Represented Canada at Abu Dhabi Pro World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE (purple/brown/black division)
2009 IBJJF No Gi Pan American Silver Medalist (purple)
2010 Abu Dhabi Professional Canadian Trails Silver Medalist (brown)
2011 Ontario Open Silver (brown)
2012 IBJJF Toronto Open – Gold (brown)
2012 Canadian FILA World Championships Trails – Gold (black)
2012 Represented Canada at the FILA World Championships In Krakow, Poland (black)
2013 IBJJF No Gi World Championships – Silver (mastesr, black)
2014 IBJJF No Gi Pans – Silver (masters, black)
2016 Ontario Open – Gold (masters, black)
2016 London Submission-Only Invitational Headline Fight – Draw (black)
2017 Rickson Gracie Cup – Double Gold (masters, black)
2017 No Gi Pans – Silver (masters, black)
2019 Ares Bermuda Open Superfight Winner (black, masters)
What Others Are Saying

Stephan Kesting
BJJ Black Belt

Elliott is one of the most skillful and thoughtful teachers of jiu-jitsu that I’ve ever met. Not only is his knowledge of the art encyclopaedic but he’s able to convey difficult concepts and techniques in a conceptual way that makes learning fun and easy. I highly recommend training with him.

Chris Wellstood
BJJ Brown Belt
Owner, Hayabusa Academy
Gracie Survival Tactics Level 1 Certified Instructor

When I started teaching Jiu Jitsu a little over a dozen years ago, I was teaching from a curriculum that I had developed myself. I put a ton of effort in but I felt I could be doing a much better job for my students. I continued work on my own curriculum, trying to figure out the best way to deliver the material, but I always felt like there was something missing. I knew that my students who were new to Jiu Jitsu needed specific lessons while my students who had been with me since the beginning needed something very different. I honestly felt as though I was letting them down and that they could have been progressing faster if I had a better organized, more thorough curriculum.

When Professor Elliott Bayev showed me his BJJ Primer and BJJ101 blue belt curriculum I was blown away. It was exactly what I had been trying to achieve for so long. The level of detail along with the clear cut guidance through the belt system is, in my opinion, above anything that I have ever seen in my twenty years in Jiu-Jitsu.

We implemented it as our school’s curriculum in September 2019 and the feedback has been amazing and for me as an instructor, it has solved one of the biggest challenges I’ve had. @ 2020 - Understanding Jiu-Jitsu
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