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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
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Manufacturer: Black Belt Books
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Binding: Hardcover
Dewey Decimal Number: 796
EAN: 9780975941119
Format: Illustrated
ISBN: 0975941119
Label: Black Belt Books
Manufacturer: Black Belt Books
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 284
Publication Date: 2006-05-01
Publisher: Black Belt Books
Studio: Black Belt Books

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The most comprehensive instructional book on Gracie Jiu-Jitsu ever produced. *Over 1200 full color pictures *Precise instruction by Grand Master Helio Gracie, the creator of the system. *Hardbound *The History, The Introduction and The Gracie Diet chapters are loaded with classic vintage photographs.


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Summary: As thoroughly 'user friendly' as it is Informed and informative
Comment: Rorion Gracie created the "Ultimate Fighting Championship"event in 1993. This no-holds-barred tournament pitted all the different martial arts styles and traditions against each other in free form combat of no rules and no time limits. This iconoclastic approach created a furor within the martial arts community and from this unique approach arose one particular martial arts as being superior to all the others. It was called 'Gracie Jiu-Jitsu'. This unique approach to the martial arts in all of the associated moves of both defense and offence are thoroughly illustrated with step-by-step photographs in "Gracie Jiu-Jitsu", a 275-page compendium of instruction that is enhanced with the inclusion of Grand Master Helio Gracie's life story, his teaching principles, and the 'Gracie Diet'. As thoroughly 'user friendly' as it is Informed and informative, "Gracie Jiu-Jitsu" is strongly recommended for personal, academic, and community library Martial Arts reference collections and supplemental reading lists.

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Summary: Helio the great!
Comment: This book is not the tell all to those looking for indepth look at BJJ and technique. It is a great table book to have for all BJJ guys that want a slice of history. Gracie JJ was created and molded by Helio and his bro Carlos to be used as a self defense art. It has taken shape today into a whole new beast. As beautiful as the art has become...this book touches on the self defense aspect of BJJ. There is a ton of stand up defense and a few chapter on the basic Gracie JJ techniques we all know and love..arm bar, triangle etc. Buy this book if you are a true fan..plain and simple!

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Summary: Focus on self defense and basics
Comment: This book covers jiu jitsu fundamentals and self defense as good as any. For what it aims to do - preserve the simplicity of Helio's high leverage innovations - it is a fanstastic, if slightly pricey, book. There's answers to many questions that don't appear in daily jiu jitsu training. ("How do I use what I know to defend a knife attack?") It's also great for reminders - "What's the perfect posture to avoid a triangle?" - Helio demonstrates the correct way.

All this said, do buy the book for what it is, not what it isn't. It isn't a manual on modern innovations - there are better places to learn the X-guard, the De La Riva Guard, the Rubber Guard, and other no Gi techniques. The focus is on gi jiu jitsu fundamentals and self defense. For that, it succeeds greatly.

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Summary: Had the book since it's release
Comment: Excellent...

Must have for any level of Jiu-Jitsu.

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Summary: A masterwork
Comment: This is clearly the best book on Brazilian jiujitsu I've ever read, or even seen. It covers everything and really makes clear the process of going from first touch to winning pin. Everyone should have this.


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