BJJ Video Vault App Review

By on May 24, 2014

If you’re someone who likes things nice and organized, and in one place, then you’ll love to see what the BJJ Video Vault has to offer you!

Training these days can be difficult given work and personal lives, but with the Video Vault app, you can retool the way you train instantly, and begin to see improvements in your game that may have not seemed possible prior to using the application!

The BJJ Video Vault is no joke!

In Depth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Video Content

Screen Shot 2014-05-24 at 7.55.07 AMAs you would expect from a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu app aimed towards helping you improve your grappling skills, there is a plethora of videos in the app that will cover a wide range of content for your grappling needs.

Easy to access, all you have to do is tap on the BJJ Video Vault tab on the home screen.  This will bring you to a page—which is rather appealing in presentation—that offers roughly 10 videos per page.  Upon further investigation, you’ll see that there is currently 72 pages of video!  That’s right, roughly 720 videos in one app and it’s still growing!

That alone is well worth your time.

However, unlike other BJJ related apps out there today, it isn’t all about technique breakdowns and learning new moves.  While a bulk of the video content is based around learning, there are other various forms of videos that allow the user to see unique takes on the sport, and learn in various ways.

Along with the instructional technique videos, you will find match breakdowns featuring some of the best in the world today, and some of the stars from the early days, along with documentary based videos, which highlights top names in the sport and how they got to where they are today.

Leaving No Stone Unturned

Screen Shot 2014-05-24 at 7.54.48 AMOn top of their vast video library that touches on various setups and situations you’ll find yourself in during competition, the BJJ Video Vault certainly doesn’t stop there when it comes to delivering top-flight BJJ content and information.

If, for some reason, after a while you find yourself slowly searching through the videos, feeling as if you got a little burnt out, then you will find the BJJ Today tab to be a fresh breath of air for your learning needs!

Less of a visual approach, the BJJ Today section offers write-ups on various aspects of the sport: apparel reviews, product reviews, move breakdowns, training tips, etc.

This is a unique approach because not everyone is a visual learner, and benefit from having things spelled out for them in a text based format.  This opens the door for grapplers of all training levels to learn at their pace and the way that they’re comfortable with!

Additionally, it’s also a nice benefit for those who may be looking into a new product or training approach because everything is in one spot, as opposed to having to open up various tabs in your browser if you were to be searching for your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu needs through the internet.

Keeping You In Touch With The BJJ Universe

Quite often it’s common to have an app that focuses solely on what you can do on the mat as opposed to a much broader scope.

If they wanted to, the developers of the BJJ Video Vault could have stopped making the app after their video content, which would have acted as a fantastic stand-alone app by itself!  However, they went above and beyond the call of duty to deliver even more for those who decided to download the app.

A feature that stuck out to me as refreshing and unique was the fact they had added two sections that allow the user to access the schedules for the IBJJF and NAGA.

By simply clicking on either one of these two tabs, you’ll be brought to a page providing any and all information that you’ll need to know regarding these competitions.  With a month by month breakdown, they tell you what day they take place on, the city in which the event is occurring, the venue and what type of event it will be.

Even if you aren’t a serious competitor in BJJ—yet—this can be a very useful tool for you as you begin to develop your overall game and look to one day compete to test your skills.

When you think about it, this was a genius move; the app’s main focus is all about skill progression and improvement, so offering potential outlets and avenues for you to show off what have you have learned only makes sense!

Quality & Quantity For Just 99 Cents!

Screen Shot 2014-05-24 at 7.54.57 AMAt the end of the day, this app delivers!  Usually, given the market always producing new apps almost by the minute, I wasn’t sure how this one would stack up, but not only did it meet the standard, it really the bar to a new level!

Even after messing around with it for a few days to see what it has to offer, I can’t get over the fact that it has 720 videos!  The fact they are all in one place makes the studying process that much easier!  Sure you can access videos via YouTube, but that’s a slippery slope that leads towards many distractions, where this is all in one place that is strictly BJJ.

Between the fantastic content in which it offers along with the unique features that help you keep in touch with the goings on in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu culture, the fact that this app is priced at only $1 is amazing to me!

For a cup of coffee, you can have a goldmine of knowledge at the tips of your fingers, allowing you to progress in the sport much more rapidly than you would if you didn’t acquire the app.

If I had to sum up this app in four words, I’d say: it’s a must buy!

- Jacob Matson

Science of Skill Writer / Reviewer

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About Daniel Faggella

I'm 130 pounds, absolute medalist, Brown Belt No Gi Pan Am champion, and total fanatic about lightweight BJJ technique and strategy. I've written for Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style, MMA Sports Mag, and others.

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