As the name suggests, these are the essential techniques of the ground game – the basic vocabulary upon which further training is built. The first things you should learn to defend yourself or win a fight against a large, fiery, untrained, unrestrained opponent.
But these classes are not mere “beginners” classes. Instead they are specifically designed to be of interest and use to everyone from absolute novices to those with years of experience.
This benefits everyone. The novice has experienced players willing and available to assist in their learning. While the experienced players keep their essentials sharp and their knowledge is further embedded through helping and teaching.