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?
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.
Well thats because I live in U.P. yeah the little piece of dirt that hangs off of wisconsin and they call it michigan.
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.
Originally Posted by Lung-Fu-Ramma
Anyways, how about a book that teaches the history of BJJ? I love history books.
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.
"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.
About 60 years older than Enshin.
Originally Posted by Kung-Fu-Ramma
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.
Originally Posted by PointyShinyBurn
Amazing how time flies, no?
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