Thread: Brief Review of BJJ Books
7/25/2005 9:30pm, #11
I have "Passing the Guard" too. I like it. It it very well thought out. I bought it as a pretty new purple belt. I was doing a lot of the things in the book already, but it gave me a lot to think about. I can easily say it helped me refine may game.
The hardest part is getting the flow between all the different ways to pass. You start out doing one pass and it changes 3 or 4 times by the time you actually pass. Flow with the go I guess.
7/25/2005 9:42pm, #12
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I have the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique. I think it is pretty good. A
Some mini reviews:
Fighters Notebook B
Decent text, pictures are kindy iffy. It tries to be an "all in one" solution, covering scenarios from standing up at fairly long range to the ground and everything inbetween. No real detail at any range however.
Bas Rutten's Big Book of Combat Vol I and II
Must haves! But I am may be bias because I am a huge Bas Rutten Fan.
7/25/2005 10:48pm, #13
Bas's books are great but the layout was done by a retarded monkey, or by Bas himself after a big party. One of the two.
It has no flow at all. It just seems to be random techniques thrown together under general categories of 'armlocks' or 'leglocks'. They not even grouped together in general sections (eg. kneebars, anklelocks, heelhooks, etc), they're just everywhere.
The CDs are great fun though. 'Now we will practice armbarring the Hulk, No wait, Hulk is too strong, its not possible to armbar him.....BATMAN!...yes, now we will practice armbarring Batman'The Wastrel - So attractive he HAS to be a woman.
7/26/2005 6:49am, #14
7/26/2005 11:40am, #15
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UHH Can you now write a review on BJJ videos we can buy ...............that would help too
7/26/2005 11:50am, #16
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8/08/2005 9:42pm, #17
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QUOTE=RoninPimp]"Ultimate Fighting Techniques" Volume 1: The Top Game
by Royce Gracie with Kid Peligro
-This book is pretty new to me. It is a good one. Royce covers all the basics with excellent detail. The techniques in this book are how I try to design my game. That doesn't mean I try to copy Royce's fighting style. I just want to know all the techniques in this book in great detail. I do a lot of these moves in sparring and competition. My stand up game for striking is lacking so I do a lot of BJJ 101 to force a clinch too. The strategy for that is covered very well here by Royce. This is basic, but well rounded BJJ that covers the BJJ outlook from the top in great detail. I can't wait for Volume 2![/QUOTe]
I bought this book on-line @ Amazon.com and I was actually a little pissed off bcz the way they market the book leads you to believe that this is a straight up MMA/NHB type of BJJ book when in actuality the book is only about 20% NHB type of BJJ. But it still teaches some useful things and it's very well illustrated.
On another note, I highly reccomend "Brazilian Jiu-jitsu No Holds Barred Fighting Techniques" by Rodrigo Gracie. This book is packed with alot of NHB techniques, unlike most BJJ books, and very well illustrated like most of the Gracies' books.
Definately my favorite BJJ/NHB book in my collection.
8/10/2005 2:16pm, #18
Originally Posted by Guerrero
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The most misleading thing is that it is all techniques with gi. Most people (except Royce unless you count his 2nd fight with Yoshida) think of MMA/NHB as being a no-gi fight. Still, the book has good plenty of good information.
Also, i love the "Mastering Jujitsu" book, but its is funny how it isnt titled "Mastering BJJ" and it focuses alot on NHB fighting. I wish the pictures were better and in color, but the text is very informative.
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8/10/2005 2:45pm, #19
I really should write a book. Not some kind of instructional with techniques that have already been covered ad nauseum. It will be a BJJ culture book. Filled with all the crazy **** that you learn over time, not out of a book.
When your coach is yelling PORRA!!! it isn't out of love.
What NOT to do on your first day of class.
The belt system and all its myths.
Sizing, and what to look for in a gi.
What BJJ tournaments REALLY look like.
What is 'Brazilian' time?
Creonte, good or bad?
I think it would be awesome.
8/10/2005 2:49pm, #20Originally Posted by Yrkoon9