Foundations Course, Part One

Building a foundation that lasts... | taught by Roy Harris

Course description

OVERVIEW

My goal with this unique, one-on-one and highly personalized, kind of training will be to teach, guide, encourage and inspire students who are looking for a more structured way of learning and growing in Jiu Jitsu - especially those of you who already teach the art.

During Phase One of the development of these courses, I will close off the attendance at around 20 students. I will do this to evaluate the quality of the training (from the student's perspective) and see what kind of adjustments need to be made. I will gather feedback from the students so the program can be improved.

During Phase Two, I will close off the attendance around 50 students to do the same thing.

Finally, when Harris.Academy reaches somewhere between 150 students, enrollment at the Academy will be closed to new students. I will do this to ensure the highest quality of weekly one-on-one instruction for the training I provide!

Here are the areas I will cover in this first course:

• Mindsets
• Positions
• Positioning
• Fundamental Movements
• Postures
• Front mount escapes
• A highly effective guard pass
• A highly effective side mount control hold
• A simple transition
• A few submissions
• An important sweep
• A couple of drills that combine everything above
• Self-defense against grabs
• Self-defense against strikes
• Self-defense against a knife
• Some important thoughts on self-defense

The combination of all of these will lay a foundation for part two of this program!

In part two of the course, I will expand upon the above-mentioned topics as well as add a few new topics (e.g. How to become a great training partner, How to interact with me weekly or monthly, Your 2nd homework assignment, Your first examination, How to find great training partners to help you progress, etc...).

The goals of these courses are to (a) lay a firm foundation in your mindsets, positioning, movements and technique and (b) teach you a structured progression in training [as well as give you several examinations along the way] so you can make continued progress in your journey (because learning technique IS NEVER ENOUGH to progress in any art). By the time you reach Foundations Course #5 (the final course before the individual stripe / belt courses), you will have learned enough principles, concepts and training methods to guide you all the way to black belt in Jiu Jitsu (if that's where you want to go).

For those of you who will go beyond the training and will choose to test with me, you will have a weekly or monthly FaceTime, Skype or Messenger meetings with me to (a) talk with your about and/or review your progress, (b) ask any questions you might have, and (c) talk about your training assignments / goals. This way, we can emulate the academy environment as well as do things many academy instructors don’t do (e.g. give you one-on-one time with your instructor at a reasonable price, give you personal feedback on your current strengths / weaknesses / abilities, etc…).

The big picture for all of this is simple:

Over the course of your training with me, those of you who will choose to train AND test with me will have an experienced and caring black belt looking over your shoulder, guiding, teaching, encouraging and inspiring you (each week or each month) as you progress in Jiu Jitsu. And, I anxiously look forward to sharing this journey with you!


SECTIONS

Here are the names of the thirty-seven (37) sections:

01. Introduction
02. Positions
03. Positioning
04. Fundamental movements
05. Postures
06. B.A.R. front mount escape
07. E/K front mount escape
08. O.T.L. guard pass
09. Side mount hold
10. Transition to front mount
11. Americana lock
12. Side mount submissions
13. Front mount submissions
14. Elevator sweep
15. B.A.R. Front mount escape drill
16. E/K escape drill
17. B.A.R. & E/K front mount escape drill
18. B.A.R. Front Mount Escape Drill 2
19. E/K Front Mount Escape Drill 2
20. Functional exercises
21. Self-Defense: A definition
22. Self-Defense: Mindset
23. Self-Defense: Focuses
24. Self-Defense: Stance
25. Self-Defense: Footwork
26. Self-Defense: Hand defenses
27. Self-Defense: Head defenses
28. Self-Defense: Eye poke
29. Self-Defense: Eye gouge
30. Self-Defense: The slap
31. Self-Defense: HKE
32. Self-Defense: Groin shots
33. Self-Defense: The bite
34. Self-Defense: Important thoughts
35. Self-Defense: Long range knife defense
36. Self-Defense: A different knife defense
37. First assignment
38. Friendly sparring and commentary
39. Discussion forum
40. Something new to test


COSTS

Here is the break down of costs for being a part of this online training program:

TRAINING
Foundations Course 1: $39.99 ($20 extra for the Membership Fee)
Foundations Course 2: $39.99 ($20 extra for the Membership Fee)
Foundations Course 3: $39.99 ($20 extra for the Membership Fee [$60 total])
Foundations Course 4: $19.99
Foundations Course 5: $19.99
Each belt / stripe level course: $19.99

TESTING
Testing fee: $9.99 (because I will review and comment out all of your videos)
Comment on weekly / monthly assignments: $0.00
Weekly / monthly face-to-face meetings: $12.99 per meeting


GOALS

Here are the goals for this course:

1. Teach students the three most often used positions in Jiu Jitsu (and how to get better at them).
2. Teach students the importance of the use of proper positioning (and how it affects endurance).
3. Teach students a series of related techniques that lead to drilling (an important way of training).
4. Teach students the first three levels of the H.J.J. training method (having a structure to training).
5. Teach students how to train properly, safely and enjoyably (primary goals of every Jiu Jitsu student).
6. Teach students some basic ideas on self-defense (an important area of training for all students).
7. Lay a foundation in your skill sets for part two in this series (there will be five courses in all).

Does this sound like a plan? Do you have questions or comments? If so, email me here.

I hope to see you on the inside,

Roy Harris

Copyright © 2016 Roy Harris




Roy Harris
Roy Harris
Senior Instructor

Mr. Roy Harris has been training in twenty-seven (27) styles of martial arts since 1981. He has taught 500+ seminars in 26 countries and on one cruise ship. He has written a book, produced several iOS apps and been featured in several local, national and international magazines.

For a more detailed look at his background, go to this URL:

http://www.royharris.com/about/

Instructor: Roy Harris

Contact: roy.harris.info@gmail.com

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Course Curriculum

01. Beginnings
00:29
Introduction
Mindsets FREE
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02. Positions
02:15
Positions
Commentary
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03. Positioning
07:42
Positioning FREE
Commentary FREE
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04. Fundamental Movements
08:22
Fundamental Movements
Commentary
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05. Postures
12:08
Postures FREE
Commentary
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06. B.A.R. Front Mount Escape
06:05
Bridge and Roll
Commentary
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07. E/K Front Mount Escape
04:14
Elbow / Knee Escape
Commentary
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08. OTL Guard Pass
03:10
08 0ver the leg guard pass
Commentary
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09. Side Mount Hold
03:51
Side Mount Hold 2
Commentary
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10. Transition to Side Mount
01:45
Side Mount to Front Mount Transition
Commentary
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11. Americana Lock
10:08
The Americana Lock
Commentary
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12. Side Mount Submissions
05:04
Side Mount Submissions
Commentary
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13. Front Mount Submissions
05:58
Front Mount Submissions
Commentary
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14. Elevator Sweep
03:29
Elevator Sweep
Commentary
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15. B.A.R. Mount Escape Drill
02:08
B.A.R. Front Mount Escape Drill
Commentary
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16. E/K Escape Drill
01:07
Elbow/Knee Escape Drill
Commentary
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17. B.A.R. & E/K EscapeDrill
03:10
Mount Escape Combo Drill
Commentary
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18. B.A.R. Front Mount Escape Drill 2
01:39
B.A.R. Front Mount Escape Drill 2
Commentary
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19. E/K Front Mount Escape Drill 2
02:06
Elbow/Knee Escape Drill 2
Commentary
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20. Functional Exercises
Coming soon
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21. Self-Defense: A Definition
02:27
My Definitions
Commentary
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22. Self-Defense: Mindset
01:54
Mindset in Training
Commentary
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23. Self-Defense: Focuses
01:49
Focuses While Training
Commentary
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24. Self-Defense: Stance
04:28
Stance
Commentary
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25. Self-Defense: Footwork
02:50
Footwork
Commentary
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26. Self-Defense: Hand Defenses
02:11
Hand Defenses
Commentary
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27. Self-Defense: Head Defenses
01:49
Head Defenses
Commentary
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28. Self-Defense: Eye Poke
01:39
Eye Poke FREE
Commentary
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29. Self-Defense: Eye Gouge
01:31
Eye Gouge
Commentary
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30. Self-Defense: The Slap
02:36
Slapping
Commentary
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31. Self-Defense: HKE
03:25
Headbutts, Knees & Elbows
Commentary
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32. Self-Defense: Groin Shots
02:01
Groin Shots
Commentary
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33. Self-Defense: The Bite
02:05
The Bite
Commentary
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34. Self-Defense: Important Thoughts
01:52
Important Thoughts
Commentary
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35. Self-Defense: Long Range Knife Defense
02:25
Knife Defense 1
Commentary
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36. Self-Defense: A Different Knife Defense
04:07
Different Knife Defense
Commentary
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37. Assignment #1
Your First Assignment
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38. Friendly Sparring & Commentary
14:07
Sparring in Poland FREE
Commentary
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39. Discussion Forum
Discuss anything that comes to mind
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40. Questions or Comments
Do you have questions or comments?
New way of communicating
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