Discover the basic, fundamental techniques you require to build a powerful game - from the ground up.


Widely regarded as one of the best jiu jitsu instructors in the world, Nic is Roger Gracie’s first black belt and author of the successful book, The Black Belt Blueprint.

He is also the founder of The Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood and was awarded his black belt in just over 4 years.

Nic is known for his holistic and effective approach to jiu jitsu training and his detailed and effective teaching style.


BJJ Building Blocks includes a collection of the most essential jiu jitsu techniques and principles that Nic has discovered and been taught during his study of the art.

Every one of these moves and principles has been through dozens and dozens of hours of testing on the mat. Some of them he learned from directly from his instructor Roger Gracie, some during his travels to train in Brazil and Japan, and others from his sparring partners and contemporaries.

Nic prides himself in teaching only things that he knows to work, for both for himself and his hundreds of students around the world.

Among the things he's going to show you are:

- Vital principles from each of the major positions
- High-percentage submissions
- The simplest and most effective ways to pass the guard
- Powerful sweeps and attacks from the bottom
- Sure-fire ways to escape the frustrating side-mount position
- The most important throws and standing attacks for sport jiu jitsu
- Often overlooked takedowns from the knee-start position
- Defences and counters against the most commonly experienced attacks
- How to break down a strong opponent's posture
- One of the most powerful open-guard attack combinations in jiu jitsu

BJJ Building Blocks features over 50 studio-quality, professionally shot videos of Nic teaching you the fundamental techniques of bjj, presented in a concise, easy-to-follow course.

Module 1: Standing Techniques & Takedown
Module 2: Passing the Guard
Module 3: Attacking with the Closed Guard
Module 4: Open Guard Sweeps
Module 5: Escaping the Side Mount
Module 6: Attacking from the Side Mount
Module 7: Defending & Submitting from the Mount
Module 8: Escaping the Back Mount
Module 9: Control and Finishes from the Back Mount
Module 10: Understanding the Half-Guard
Module 11: Defending from & Defeating the Turtle Position
Module 12: Knee on Chest & North South Tools

The first module is available at no charge once you've installed the BJJ Building Blocks app. The remaining modules can be purchased individually for $14.99 or all together for $149.

"Nic explains all the material in a clear and easily accessible fashion, making this a great resource for beginners to jiujitsu." - Oliver Geddes, BJJ Black Belt

"The most important moves are all covered in detail and with clarity. If you're a beginner don't hesitate and get this course!" - Lorenzo Fraquelli, BJJ Black Belt

"Flashy techniques go in and out of fashion but the fundamental moves in BJJ Building Blocks are the ones you'll use on the mat every day, for the rest of your life." - Liam Resnekov, BJJ Black Belt

What's New

Version 1.5

- bug fixes and enhancements

Ratings and Reviews


Does not work with iOS 11.3

I really enjoyed this app, but it does not work for OS 11.3


Fundamentals at the highest level!

I have been training, rolling, and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for almost 20 years, and this is by far the most comprehensive app I've seen to date. Nicolas Gregoriades is a legit Black Belt, proven time and again, and with this app he lays it all out for you. Easy to follow, comprehensive, technical and conceptual, it's all here.
I used to have quite a few BJJ apps on my phone, but after getting this one, I've trimmed the fat and now I only use this one. And right next to it on my phone is my "notepad," because I'm still finding little treasures of knowledge in here.

The Grim Enchilada

Great for newbies

I'll be honest, I'm never going to be a jiu jitsu master. But the modules and video lessons could at least keep me from embarrassing myself.

The app is simple and well organized, and the videos are shot from a clear side perspective so you can see all the little details, like foot and hand placement, clearly.


Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood ltd
69.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
© 2015 Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood
In-App Purchases
  1. Module 2 $14.99
  2. All Modules Pack $149.99
  3. Module 3 $14.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

You May Also Like