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BJJ Fundamentals, Advanced Precision

BJJ Foundation James Clingerman Demonstrating Knee on Belly

James Clingerman, 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt

The world’s most comprehensive system of BJJ Fundamentals

Developing a timeless understanding of fundamentals is critical for mastering any skill. The higher the skyscraper, the deeper the foundation must be.

With BJJ Foundation, you will learn a complete system of fundamental Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques, taught with meticulous precision by 4th Degree Black Belt James Clingerman. This program is not a series of flashy moves or flavor-of-the-month techniques, but a structured curriculum which will benefit both beginner and experienced students.

The Complete Curriculum

Offense, Defense, Stand Up, Self Defense, you will learn it all here! BJJ Foundation is designed to be the most complete and structured Jiu-Jitsu curriculum.

World Class Instruction

James Clingerman is a 4th Degree Black Belt with over 25 years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. BJJ Fanatics dubbed James as “One of the most respected Jiu-Jitsu Instructors in America”.

Great Value

For less than the cost of a Netflix subscription, Tier 1 Members can access the entire curriculum. That’s over 23 hours of Jiu-Jitsu instruction!

Free Lesson

This free lesson contains 4 videos of Coach James teaching a few basic Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques. No need to provide any information!

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Basic Moves,
Advanced Precision 

Here are the 4 main sections of BJJ Foundation.

4th Degree BJJ Black Belt, Professor James Clingerman

Introduction to BJJ

This is a perfect place to start for Jiu-Jitsu Beginners! This lesson contains basic Jiu-Jitsu philosophy, an overview of the primary positions, movement drills, competing, formalities, and more.

Professor James Clingerman demonstrating basic BJJ double leg takedown.


All fights start standing, and this lesson will teach you the best ways to get the fight to the ground using Judo and Wrestling techniques.

Professor James Clingerman demonstrating basic BJJ Americana.

The Ground Game

Offense, Defense, Dominant Positions, Inferior Positions, Submissions, and Escapes. This lesson is a systematic structure of fundamental Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques, and is the core of this program.

Professor James Clingerman demonstrating basic BJJ Self Defense and MMA Concepts, striking from dominant positions.

Self Defense

A realistic look at self defense from a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu perspective. This lesson incorporates striking in common positions including Mount, Side Control, and Guard. Here you will also learn traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu takedowns, and what to do in common self defense scenarios.

Meet your Instructor

James Clingerman is a 4th Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, and has been actively teaching Jiu-Jitsu since 2000. Even after 20 years of teaching, James spends all of his time immersed in Jiu-Jitsu. He owns and operates two different academies in the Indianapolis area (IBJJA and Endurance BJJ), and teaches daily at both. James is world-renowned for his detailed instruction on videos such as Loop Choke Obsession, Mastering The Von Flue Choke, The Peruvian Dozen, High Collar Passing, and The BJJ Modified Overhook.

BJJ Fanatics called James “One of the most respected Jiu-Jitsu Instructors in America”.

While James’s primary focus is on developing his students, he still manages to compete on occasion bringing home multiple titles including:

  • IBJJF Chicago Open Champion
  • Hawaii Triple Crown Superfight Champion
  • Kosen Fighter Black Belt Superfight Champion


With a membership you will receive on-demand streaming access to over 23 hours of BJJ instruction, right to your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or TV! You will learn all of the techniques, positions, and principles integral to any well rounded BJJ Foundation. You can cancel at any time.


Learn techniques the RIGHT way the first time. Develop a sturdy foundation for your Jiu-Jitsu journey.


Study advanced details overlooked by so many. Patch up any holes in your game.


Refine your current fundamental curriculum, or implement ours!

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