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    What are some good BJJ books

    I know there is a lot of BJJ books out there, so Im just wondering which ones are worth reading?

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    Rather than wasting your time bastardizing the helicopter sweep from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory & Techniques with your fellow combat hapkidoka buddies, how about you just find a BJJ school and start training there instead.

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    Well thats because I live in U.P. yeah the little piece of dirt that hangs off of wisconsin and they call it michigan.

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    Some styles can give you the basic content of the style and how to teach it to yourself, but a school will always be a more effetive way to learn, especially with such a technical style as BJJ. In terms of lerning the style and technique, a BJJ book and a gay porn magazine wouldn't be too far apart, take the damn class and learn how to fight properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lung-Fu-Ramma
    In terms of lerning the style and technique, a BJJ book and a gay porn magazine wouldn't be too far apart, take the damn class and learn how to fight properly.
    BWA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

    Anyways, how about a book that teaches the history of BJJ? I love history books.

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    How old is BJJ? I know a lot of it's roots are from stuff like Greco-Roman wrestling and whatnot, but I dunno if there's enough of it to write a book on.

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    "Mastering Jujitsu" by Renzo Gracie and John Danaher should be your first book imo. All the others by Kid Peligro are good. A lot of them are sport oriented though. Royce's book on the top game is good. Rodrigo's on MMA is good too. I wrote a brief review on a thread here somewhere. Try the search fuction.

    Most important thing to remember: Books are no substitute for mat time with a qualified coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kung-Fu-Ramma
    How old is BJJ? I know a lot of it's roots are from stuff like Greco-Roman wrestling and whatnot, but I dunno if there's enough of it to write a book on.
    About 60 years older than Enshin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointyShinyBurn
    About 60 years older than Enshin.
    81 years since Carlos Sr. opened his first BJJ academy in 1925. Probably even 90+ years if we count the "fetal" period when Maeda arrived to Brazil and began teaching his stuff to Carlos Sr.

    Amazing how time flies, no?
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