While we can’t be responsible for any important obligations you may miss in the rabid consumption of Arther’s techniques, we think this person’s experience speaks volumes to the kind of instructor he is.
Online Jiu Jitsu Instruction that Doesn’t Bore You to Death
Before You Can Learn Anything from It ?!
That might seem a bit dramatic, but we’ve all been there. You buy an instructional eager to learn this technique or that, and you can barely make it through the first video.
Your ears scream for escape from the monotoned drone you’ve subjected them to. And you just can’t do it. You spent the money so you tell yourself you’ll try to watch it again later, but you never do.
Arther Zuka is not that instructor. In fact, one happy student wrote “this guy combines detailed and memorable explanations with stomach cramping humor”.
Another wrote “Not a “low talker” like certain other jiu jitsu coaches… The instruction is very technical and detailed, but laid out and articulated in a way that is easy to understand and practical in identifying the key points, as well as common problems and counters”.
Recorded Content That Feels Like a Private Lesson
The guy teaches a lot (like at four different gyms throughout the week a lot), and his charisma and style jump right through the screen.
His enthusiasm for teaching almost certainly comes from his natural eagerness to continue learning, which is what made him fall in love with jiu jitsu in the first place.
He began at the young age of fourteen, and in time worked his way into the adult class. This is where he first experienced the abundance of available information in jiu jitsu. He experienced both wins and losses early on and used both as learning opportunities.
Techniques that Help You Realize Your Own Self-Imposed Limits, And Break Them
Zuka’s early wins, especially in absolute categories, were essential. They were “the start of the development of [his] self-confidence and belief in technique conquering strength, speed, or size”.
It’s obvious that Arther has carried this lesson into the way he teaches students. One observed:
“Being a smaller female student, I often feel very flustered and scared when sparring with bigger opponents. There have been times in which I felt the sport wasn't for me. As [Arther] also spars with opponents who are 50-60lbs heavier than him, I feel like he has a good understanding of how overwhelming size difference can be. His belief that technique will conquer power shows in his eagerness to help me troubleshoot scenarios, providing me with options to counter these obstacles with technique.”
A Scientific Approach for Every Body
Arther’s other passion lies in nursing, for which he achieved a degree from York University in 2014. The guy really enjoys helping people.
As a student of science, it makes sense that his approach to learning and teaching jiu jitsu is also methodical and well-tested.
He develops programs specified for large classes, classes just for female students, private lessons, and of course - online content. This is true of his Open Your Mind, Close Your Guard course here on Jiu Jitsu X, where you can expect to learn:
Closed guard entries
Attacks from closed guard
Sweeps from closed guard
More importantly, you can expect to be taught this information in a way that applies to and works for you.
Arther teaches typical jiu jitsu students, but also loves to focus on older practitioners, women who are unsure of entering the training environment, and people who struggle with mobility or flexibility.
As another student says, “check out the free preview and you’ll be hooked!”.