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Mastering Jujitsu (Mastering Martial Arts Series) Kindle Edition
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One of the most successful and active members of the world-famous Gracie clan, Renzo Gracie has spent almost 30 years training in Brazilian jujitsu. Competing at the highest levels of mixed martial arts (MMA), grappling, and no-holds-barred (NHB) events, he has won the Brazilian jujitsu national title twice, the World Combat Championships (MMA event), and the martial arts reality series superfight. He is also a two-time winner of the world submission grappling championship (held annually in Abu Dhabi) and a multiple winner in Japan's premier MMA venue, PRIDE.
Gracie has instructed many current UFC competitors and students who have gone on to become world Brazilian jujitsu champions, PRIDE champions, and Pan American Games champions. His New York City academy is one of the largest and most popular in the United States. Gracie continues to teach, train, and compete throughout the world. He resides in New York City.
An instructor at the Gracie school of Jujitsu in New York, John Danaher has been Renzo's training partner for several years. He holds a PhD from Columbia University and has written another book, Brazilian Jujitsu: Theory and Technique, with Renzo and his cousin Royler Gracie. Danaher has the distinction of being involved with the highest authorities in the sport and the formal writing skills to convey it. He resides in New York City.
- ASIN : B0041OTASY
- Publisher : Human Kinetics; 1st edition (22 May 2003)
- Language : English
- File size : 6908 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 252 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 293,499 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It is very much so more focused on old school classic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu such as in clinching a striking opponent and how to mitigate the impact of strikes or use them while restraining someone.
It is not that relevant to modern sports BJJ and does not contain any new or revolationary moves in that regard but I do not personally consider this a bad thing as the older school of BJJ is often overlooked or forgotten about in most clubs now.
I would definitely reccomend this book if you started Jiu Jitsu for self defense or if you are interested in MMA as this is what the book revolves around. It comes from Renzo's perspective and he is one of the best Gracie's to ask about this subject as he was a very active fighter in his day.
If you are looking for an understanding of modern techniques such as inversions and berimbolo then you would be better off with another recent competitors DVD.
Over all this is a great product for the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and it is those basics that we should spend most of our time concentrating on.
In a world of points, competitions and elaborate techniques, GJJ still insists on being effective against personal assault - street readiness in a hostile world is crucial (especially in NYC - see Gracie Breakdown for NYPD pummelling their suspects !).
Forget the 70's BS films and believing striking will deliver a knockout blow. Most fights end up on the ground. Your transitions from standing to clinching to grappling will be enhanced by this book. Key concepts and actual techniques are illustrated.
The final key in the puzzle is simple; commit to attending your local GJJ school to support them during the pandemic (even on Zoom!). Stop waiting until your are lighter, fitter, stronger, more motivated etc. These excuses are stopping you feeling more confident in an increasingly aggressive world. GJJ is evidence-based self defence. You buy car & house insurance right? So invest in some personal safety insurance - buy this book and show up to a class ASAP. Today will be yesterday tomorrow!