REVIEW BY BRYAN , instructor of BKK BJJ ACADEMY in Thailand:
Felipe was kind enough to let me tour his website/ online school a couple months ago.
The lessons Felipe has available online, in my opinion, can be described easily- concise, organized, easy-to-follow, practical, effective, and well though out. If you've ever had a chance to attend one of Felipe's seminars or classes, you'll quickly notice his online lessons are presented exactly the same as he would teach with a class present.
The question of whether people can learn from online videos has been around since the advent of YouTube. Every instructor dreads getting the 'I saw this video on YouTube. Can you show me how to do it?' question. Usually this comes in the form of something like a flying arm-bar or berimbolo transition that the student has no business attempting with regards to skill level.
What Felipe has outlined in nearly all the lessons I reviewed on www.BrazilianBlackBelt.com is a teaching method which allows the student to truly understand the technique(s) being shown from the ground up. He works from simple to more complicated variations of the techniques. He also has his lessons and programs organized in terms of his belt level recommendation (white, blue, purple, etc.). There are many high level lessons as well.
If the question being asked is, "will I become a better BJJ player by just watching the videos?" My answer would be, "probably not." (I'm sure Felipe would agree.) If, however, you drill these techniques with a partner and attempt them in a sparring situation, then your chances for success are very high. Nothing can substitute for actual mat time, and Felipe's lessons really emphasize the 'practice, practice, practice' portion of BJJ.
I've seen a lot of online programs and feel this is one of the best out there. Nice work Felipe! Looking forward to seeing more of your stuff in the future.
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