People often talk about learning the fundamentals or the basics of Jiu Jitsu. But it isn’t clear across the board what they are. And there is not uniformity within each technique or system.
There are obviously common positions such as closed guard, mount, side position, half guard which all have submissions, escapes, sweeps and positions within them.
And of course there are common or basic submissions such as the armbar, kimura, rear naked choke, etc. Of course all with their own variants school by school philosophy by philosophy.
Then added are self-defense techniques as part of many basic curriculums.
Some systems or approaches have different techniques or names, positions and philosophies outside of the typical grid.
With the deepening and use of the leg lock paradigm and Gi/No Gi modalities sometimes it’s difficult to keep up with what we need to learn.
What are your thoughts? What are the basics of Jiu Jitsu?