I’m a beginner to Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I started Nov. 2008. I was swamped with the many names of moves, techniques, holds, bars, chokes, sweeps, and the like. I got a list of what was required for belt advancement or testing. I then began to map them to pages in common books put out by Renzo Gracie and Royler Gracie. The most common one that I use is:
As I am taught a new hold, arm bar, or technique I look it up on the belt testing list I have and then I find it in my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique book. I add the page number to the list. Its making it easier to remember what I’ve done and what the name is that goes with it. I try to walk through the list now and again to help refresh myself. I feel it is helping me advance faster.