A while back I had an opportunity to get Stephan Kesting of BeginningBJJ.com on the phone so he could highlight the 6 main grappling positions for us MMA beginners.

I think before you even step foot on a mat you should at least have a decent idea of what you’re trying to accomplish.

There’s no better place to begin than with a basic understanding of your positional goals. In other words, a basic understanding of where you want to be and where you dont want to be while grappling.

So Stephan takes us through the hierarchy of BJJ positions and how they matter in an MMA context.

In my opinion, there’s no better person to explain the ”bigger picture” of brazilian jiu jitsu to the beginner than Kesting. He has a free ebook available on BeginningBJJ.com entitled ”A Roadmap for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu”. If you like the interview below make sure you go check it out!

I got a couple more interview segments with Stephan coming up so take a moment to subscribe to my YouTube channel or iTunes, whichever you prefer, and it’ll send you an alert.