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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling Techniques (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu series)
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Manufacturer: Invisible Cities Press Llc
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 796.8150981
EAN: 9781931229296
ISBN: 1931229295
Label: Invisible Cities Press Llc
Manufacturer: Invisible Cities Press Llc
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2003-11-01
Publisher: Invisible Cities Press Llc
Studio: Invisible Cities Press Llc

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No Gi, No Fear, No Prisoners!

The fastest-growing martial art in the world is submission grappling, a style that sheds formal rules like old clothing and allows combatants to get down to the pure physics of fighting: two men, no gis, one winner. Whether it is in no-holds-barred events like the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Pride, or in the ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships, submission grappling is the style that the world's greatest athletes are using to pit themselves against one another and determine who reigns supreme. It can be considered the ultimate evolution of the martial arts.

The greatest successes in submission grappling have come from Brazilian jiu-jitsu backgrounds, and of those none has surpassed Royler Gracie. Not only has the 145-pound Royler won three consecutive ADCC titles, but he also has pioneered techniques that have given him an unbelievable string of successes against opponents of all sizes, from 200-pound jiu-jitsu champions to 300-pound behemoths. In Submission Grappling Techniques, Royler spills his secrets for the first time.

Submission Grappling Techniques includes 102 positions designed specifically for the slippery, fast-paced, unpredictable world of no-gi grappling. It offers Royler's tips on successful combination moves, garnered from his more than 300 professional fights, as well as advice on training routines, mental stamina, and avoiding injuries that twenty years as an instructor has taught him. If you come from a jiu-jitsu background, you will want his guidelines on how to adjust your game when you have no gi to grab. If you come from judo, sambo, wrestling, or any other martial art, you will want to get the goods from the master who has defeated the other champions.

Royler Gracie won his first title at age seven and hasn't stopped since. Considered the most technically proficient Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter of all time, he has won the world title four times, along with many national titles. In no-gi fighting, he has won the ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championship an unprecedented three consecutive years, along with victories in Pride, Vale Tudo, 21st Century Warriors, and many more. Coauthor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique, Royler is head instructor at the Gracie Humaita Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Kid Peligro holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and is one of the world's leading martial arts journalists, with regular columns in Grappling, Gracie Magazine, and ADCC News. He is the author or coauthor of three of the most successful martial arts books in recent years: The Gracie Way, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory and Technique, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense Techniques.

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Summary: Great for Gi and No-gi grapplers alike
Comment: This book just like most in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu series can help improve your game tremendously. The book begins with a great theory section where Royler diverges secrets to training and becoming a champion among other great points. Sections on grips and drills are a great addition to the book. Grips are especially important to discuss when talking about grappling without a Gi since there is a whole new set. There is a good amount of techniques from any position that will work in Gi and no Gi situations. The authors credentials speak for themselves and this book is a great addition to any Jiu-Jitsu library it becomes a part of. Buy this book and you won't be sorry.

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Summary: A good guide, but not for beginners.
Comment: As a more seasoned student of jiu-jitsu, I found this book to be a great addition to my library. It may even help me defeat my wife (a purple belt) one day. It is very detailed in its description of techniques but a beginner would be hard pressed to benefit from it (reason for 4 stars). Royler is a legend in jiu-jitsu and commands great respect as an authority on the sport, providing validity to this book. I have a number of the guides and they are all great. This is a good addition to a practitioner's library.

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Summary: Great Book, with Great Instructors in it.
Comment: This book is very good for someone who wants to learn submission wrestling, or someone who wants to add to the submission game. In my case I compete in gi, and have never fought in no gi, so getting this book, really helped me take what I learned with the gi, and make changes for when I don't have the gi. Very good instruction. Plus the instructors in it are unbelievable. I fight for Royler Gracie and David Adiv, but David Adiv is the one who trains me since he lives in the US, and he alone is Roylers best black belt, David Adiv puts out the best Fighters, and him and Royler together are great to learn from. Very good book. Highly suggest it to any fighter.

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Summary: One of the Best in the Series!
Comment: Another in what has become a rapidly growing series (mostly co-written by Kid Pelligro) from Invisible Cities Press, backed by the same UAE Shiek who holds the ADCC Submission Grappling Championships (now every two years), ADCC legend Royler Gracie (son of Helio) returns to share techniques expressly designed for no-Gi/Kimono Submission Grappling.

This volume is giant step up from the previous two. Not only are the techniques rock solid, the organization is excellent (heck, there's organization!) and Royler goes through everything from getting grips (tricky without the cloth to hold on to), to takedowns, passing the guard, submissions from top and from the guard, sweeps, etc.

The text portion covers rules, strategies, and other important aspects of ADCC-style Submission Grappling, and the photos. like the rest of the series, are bright, full color, and with alternate angles when necessary.

It's unfortunate it took the series a few stumbles to get on track, but awesome that if finaly found such great form!

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Summary: From One of the Best..... Ever
Comment: We all know about Helio Gracie's sons. They have their champions in each arena and Royler's game seems to be submission wrestling. He is a perennial competitor at the ADCC championships and has come away with his share of medals.

Royler is a natural instructor and likes to teach by showing the techniques. Teaming up with Peligro has proven to be a bit of a masterstroke. Peligro is a well credentialled writer, but has the advantage of being a BJJ black belt and being very familiar with the Gracie family, themselves.

This family of books (Peligro) is always well organised and well photographed. This organisation and photography has improved over time, as well, and these later books are close to the best books in the market. The only ones surpassing them are the Ed Beneville books on the Guard and Passing the Guard.

In this book, Royler spends a significant portion of the text talking about adaptation of the gi game to no-gi and training for each type of competition. His discussion of strategy and the mental game is an important part of this book and separates this volume from many other books in the genre.

First, Royler covers grips and controls. These are well known to wrestlers, but this an area the jiu jitsu practitioner needs to get right to play no-gi. He follows this with drills for the basics. Stuff we all need. You've probably seen the drills before, but have you used them? Maybe it's time you did!

Following this is a fairly in-depth look at standing grappling. Takedowns, takedown defences and using those grips and controls from earlier are covered.

The standup section is good. Workman like, though. It's stuff you need to work on. The next section is the bit we buy the book for. It's when the man talks ground work. Surprising to some, Royler's game is basic. The techniques string together into a game. Royler shows how to combine techniques that flow together and shows details that make them work.

The book is well worth it for the gi grappler who is looking to improve his or her no-gi game. Equally, it is for anyone who wants to see what is working for the man, himself.

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