Welcome to Grapplinginstructionals!
We are a BJJ/MMA platform where exceptionally talented and sometimes unorthodox instructors will help you unleash your true potential – FAST! We believe that BJJ has the power to change lives, and our mission is to help you succeed on the mats and help spread the art of Jiu-Jitsu to the world.
The world's most effective half-guard
Learn how to lock down and SUBMIT any opponent (even as a white belt!) with the Lotus Lockdown!Learn More
Submit everybody from the Turtle
Get an Iron-Clad defense and learn how to submit and frustrate your opponents to insanity with leg locks and more - From the Turtle!Learn More
When was the last time you practiced getting the clinch on a striking opponent?
Modify your skills to be ready for any situation - because BJJ is much more than just points and advantages.
Become a Heel Hunter
Activate your beast mode and learn to hunt for submissions in every transition. Heel hooks, kneebars and footlocks are everywhere!Learn More
O Lotus Lockdown
Aprenda como defender e finalizar qualquer oponente (mesmo como faixa branca!) com o Lotus Lockdown em português!
"I used to be intimidated by higher belts at my gym, but the lotus lockdown changed my confidence completely. Now they are all scared of me!"
"I bought the attacking from turtle because I had never seen anything like it. Six weeks in and very few people can take my back"
"I started training BJJ to protect myself. With Unified Jiu-Jitsu I learned the difference between sports and reality. The clinch philosophy and the head strikes are priceless!"
Welcome to Cantagalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!
Experience the reality of the favela through the eyes of World BJJ Champion Alan "Finfou" de Nascimento.
Growing up in an environment filled with violence and crime that cost the lives of two of his brothers, Alan was kept away from the streets training Jiu-Jitsu. Today, Alan is living in Sweden where he is coaches some of the biggest names in the UFC, such as Alexander Gustavsson and Khamzat Chimaev. BJJ gave Alan that opportunity.
"When a child is occupied doing sports, the child will also be kept away from the harsh reality of the Favela."
Alan himself is proof that BJJ social projects can change lives, create champions, and most importantly - save lives!
Nova União Azul - The World Class BJJ academy where everybody trains for free!Watch the video
Follow UFC fighter Claudio Silva on his mission to fight hunger in Brazil!Watch the video
Help the BJJ Community
If you are training Jiu-Jitsu, then you know how much your life has improved since you took your first step onto the Tatami. A few years in and we are all asking ourselves why we didn't start earlier, or what our lives would have looked like had we had BJJ while growing up? You learn how to become humble, how to be patient, and as your skills progress your confidence follows. BJJ gives a sense of belonging, a true purpose, and friendships that last a lifetime. However, not everyone is as fortunate as we are. Realizing this, we strongly believe that BJJ gives meaning and provides a purpose for everyone, especially for kids in the favelas. Help support our mission to renovate Jiu-Jitsu academies for kids and teenagers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by becoming a monthly subscriber.
Support Kids Training BJJ in the Favela
Rio de Janeiro has more than 1000 favelas. Poor living conditions often breed crime, with most members being young male teenagers, who are extremely vulnerable to the influence of unhealthy adults.
Help Refurbish An Academy in 10 Days!
Removing all kids from the favela is impossible, but we can bring the right environment to the kids! This includes changing the tatami, padding and painting the walls, fixing the light and electrical installations.
Free Online Seminars for Our monthly Subscribers
We offer free online seminars and exclusive video material from some of the world's biggest names in both BJJ and MMA to all our monthly subscribers.
Become a Monthly Subscriber and Help Rebuild Academies
We all know how much our lives have improved since we started training BJJ. This project offers a REAL opportunity to give back to the BJJ community. Follow the progress of your project online.