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kingwado
3/17/2008 5:57am,
After ten years doing wado ryu (which i love) im thinking of broadening my horizons, my question is this.

Whats the best book about the art you do, which is currently available?

It will help save both me and anyone else on here buying crap.
If you can mention any books about your style which you felt were very poor, that would be aces too.

cheers, big steve

BJJbot
3/17/2008 5:58am,
So kingwado, you decided to go ahead and register huh? Cool. Don't forget to review your dojo (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=83).

slideyfoot
3/17/2008 6:32am,
After ten years doing wado ryu (which i love) im thinking of broadening my horizons, my question is this.

Whats the best book about the art you do, which is currently available?

It will help save both me and anyone else on here buying crap.
If you can mention any books about your style which you felt were very poor, that would be aces too.

cheers, big steve
Introductory:

Mastering Jujitsu by John Danaher and Renzo Gracie.

http://www.humankinetics.com/productCovers/115/0736044043.jpg

History:

Not much available except The Gracie Way by Kid Peligro.

Instructional:

Anything by Ed Beneville. Although when it comes to instructional books, need to add the proviso that they're supposed to supplement training, not form its basis. Especially for beginners, its essential to have an instructor present.

Unlike a DVD/book/video, an instructor can correct your mistakes (which otherwise you'll continue making and thereby entrain bad habits) and modify their advice depending on your particular situation: bodytype, experience, strength etc. Not to mention you could potentially injure yourself and/or others if there isn't an experienced eye supervising.

kingwado
3/17/2008 9:44am,
Cheers slideyfoot, i will be getting a class somewhere, but im going to spend a couple of months reading and making my mind up i think.

A grappling style will probably be the way i go, i can stand up fight with most and my locking and throwing are pretty up there too, my wado has covered that for me, ground fightings probably the way to go.

Theres a brazillian jj place, in a place called chippenham wiltshire, you wouldnt happen to know if they are proper?
VTjujutsu i think its called, ive seen the ad on this very site, im not sure if that means its legit or not.

slideyfoot
3/17/2008 10:00am,
Cheers slideyfoot, i will be getting a class somewhere, but im going to spend a couple of months reading and making my mind up i think.
I'd suggest just popping down to a class: you can read a load of books and still not be sure, but take a class and that will give you an instant impression. Especially true of something like BJJ, where you spar from the off.


Theres a brazillian jj place, in a place called chippenham wiltshire, you wouldnt happen to know if they are proper?
Not heard of it, but then I'm no expert. Have they got a website? Closest BJJ places I know of to Chippenham (going off my map (http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=106921815618023577873.0004468257fd1a5350e5b&ll=54.046489,-2.307129&spn=7.745734,9.338379&z=6&source=embed)) are:

Pedro Bessa BJJ (http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pedrobessa.co.uk%2F&ei=Wga7R_PTFqOwwQGwj8njCg&usg=AFQjCNFgTN-V9dEx9AT_KWGKV2vEd9H5MA&sig2=W4rMnBdfIHRzmongAAlgEQ)
The Sweatbox
83A East Street
Bedminster, Bristol
BS3 4EX
[email protected]

Gloucester BJJ (http://www.efnsports.com/forum/index.php?topic=2973.0)
Stratford Park Leisure Centre,
Stratford Road, Stroud,
Gloucestershire, GL5 4AF
07766 017153 (Ali)




ive seen the ad on this very site, im not sure if that means its legit or not.
I think they're just Google Ads going off keywords, so I wouldn't take it as especially legitimate. All kinds of random stuff comes up due to keywords on here.


Is this (http://www.vtjiujitsu.co.uk/home.html) the website? As if so, looks to be taught by Leigh Remedios (http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?FighterID=3071) (14-6-2 MMA record). He's fought in the UFC and is fairly well-known on the UK scene. I think its MMA rather than BJJ, but certainly worth checking out, given the instructor's credentials.

kingwado
3/18/2008 6:04am,
cheers slideyfoot, thats the fellow, i seen a poster for his club, he offers both mma and bjj classes, mma dont really float my boat, but the bjj appeals.

Thanks for the help man

slideyfoot
3/18/2008 6:44am,
cheers slideyfoot, thats the fellow, i seen a poster for his club, he offers both mma and bjj classes, mma dont really float my boat, but the bjj appeals.

Thanks for the help man
Will be interested to know what the class is like, so look forward to a review after you've been along. Does he mention BJJ on the site? I saw 'VT Jiu Jitsu (http://www.vtjiujitsu.co.uk/aboutjj.html)', which is something he came up with himself, but not BJJ (although he says VT JJ incorporates it). Adding in stuff like Lancashire Catch Wrestling sounds intriguing.