Fundamentals Class

The Fundamentals program is the BJJ Beginners Classes . It focus on taking the average person that has never stepped foot onto a mat before and teaching you everything you need to be considered advanced in the basics of BJJ, Judo and Wrestling.

How is the Fundamentals class taught?

Everything is taught in an easy to learn and sequential way. As a result,  you will be told clearly how to perform each movement exactly and also guided through any potential challenges with a training partner.

Fundamentals classes in Sheffield Five Rings Grappling Academy


Does it take long to learn the Fundamentals?

Five Rings Grappling Academy have created a four month rolling curriculum that centres around teaching you everything you need to know. From how to grip properly, fall safely and move your whole body on the ground to controlling a fully resisting opponent.

How does it work?

The fundamentals class works to give you a great understanding of the 5 basic positions of BJJ (closed guard, half guard, side control, mount and back control). This will help you to transition between the positions effectively should you ever need to use your new skills in a self defence or combative situation.

Everything has been thought of from the perspective of self defence and sport competition.


Rich, Zan and Rob from Fundamentals Classes

Things you will learn:

  • All Breakfalls to ensure you can fall in a correct and safe manner
  • Standing up safely and in base allowing you the option to strike, grapple or run.
  • Basic Judo Throws
  • Beginner Wrestling Takedowns
  • BJJ Guard Pulls
  • The Five Fundamental BJJ Positions and how to effectively move between them.
  • How to control, pin and, ultimately, submit a fully resisting opponent

Check out our Mansfield and Sheffield pages for more information including timetables.

Doing something new can be daunting, trying something you've never done before in a place you've never been with people you've never met seems horrific.

After seeing 5RGA advertised I followed them on social media for months before I plucked up the courage to go for my first class, I couldn't have joined a better group of people.

Everyone is so welcoming and supportive and ego is left at the door, absolutely world class instructors and extremely enjoyable classes.

As a bigger guy I was nervous to engage in something like this but I've never once felt anything but support and encouragement from everyone. I'd recommend anyone interested in BJJ, getting fit or both, to get in touch and begin their journey right away.

Jack Bacon

Having taught and trained in self defence and martial arts for over 10 years I can tell you that Paul and the team are at the highest level of their game. Sometimes with such a high level of expertise you can also find egos. This is not the case at five rings. It is the most friendly welcoming place I’ve trained at. A Great team atmosphere at all the levels from white to black belt everyone is treated the same. If you’re on the fence about trying bjj I urge you to take the plunge and try five rings. You will not be disappointed.

Chris Pemberton - Head of Kravolution UK