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Ultimate Fighting Techniques Volume 2: Fighting from the Bottom (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu series)
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Manufacturer: Invisible Cities Press Llc
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 796
EAN: 9781931229449
ISBN: 1931229449
Label: Invisible Cities Press Llc
Manufacturer: Invisible Cities Press Llc
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 250
Publication Date: 2006-11-10
Publisher: Invisible Cities Press Llc
Studio: Invisible Cities Press Llc

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This array of bottom-fighting strategies is specifically designed to not only protect practitioners from being hit in any situation, but also to help them defeat bigger, stronger opponents. Exclusively focusing on the bottom game—a position in which most fighters feel vulnerable—this resource teaches students of jiu-jitsu and mixed-martial arts fighting how to develop hidden strengths and exploit the advantages of this seemingly weak position. With details and important information never before shown outside the Gracie family, the authors explore the techniques, tactics, and mindset necessary to win when fighting from the bottom—whether in an official sports jiu-jitsu competition or simply sparring with a partner.



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Summary: Important Information
Comment: This is a sport jiu-jitsu book;which means about one in every four techniques can be used in mma competition.
I try to only buy sport bjj books when they are written by a former UFC/Pride champion.
This book is for the total begginner.
It's broken down as follows;
1)Rear Mount techniques-10 moves.
2)Mount techniques-20 moves.
3)Side Control techniques-22 moves.
4)Guard techniques-68 moves.
Overall,this is an excellent book as Royce also links moves together.

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Summary: Great book to increase your grappling skills
Comment: This is another great book by Royce Gracie. Unlike some other books written by the Gracie family this book focuses on knowledge and technique to be good at grappling and not just on strength. The book is full of hundreds of great techniques that really work quite well. I go to jujitsu class every day with a new technique and I keep frustrating my fellow classmates with my new knowledge. This book, and Royce's first book, are a must have for anyone that wants to increase their skill in grappling without having to hit the gym five days a week in the hopes of being strong enough to using some "fancy looking" move. On a scale of 10, I would give this book a 9.5!

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Summary: Great encyclopedia of techniques
Comment: This book follows the pattern of the first volume. It is a great reference tool for the bottom position. About the second half of the book are moves from the guard while the first half is a mix of the other bottom positions. Its a great book!

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Summary: Necessary Jiu-Jitsu
Comment: If you want to improve your jiu-jitsu game through the use of books, there are three you should read. The first is Ultimate Fighting Techniques Volume 1 - a book that details the basics such as clinching and fighting from the top. The second is Gracie Submission Essentials by Helio and Royler Gracie - a book that is completely focused on submissions from almost every imaginable position. The third is this book, and I have found it to be the most useful for improving my skills.

_Ultimate Fighting Techniques Volume 2: Fighting from the Bottom_ reveals what you should do when you are fighting from positions that are considered "disadvantaged" - that is, positions where your back is generally on the mat. If you intend to compete in a grappling tournament, you WILL find yourself in these positions eventually. The knowledge in this book could very well be the difference between you having to submit to an opponent and you being able to reverse positions and submit them. Do you know how to escape the side mount without being choked out or submitted via kimura? Can you break the mounted choke? Can you do a half-guard sweep? If the answer to any of these questions is NO, then you need to study this book.

This book contains 304 pages. All of the "disadvantaged" positions are covered in this book; however, the primary focus is on the back, mounted, side control, and guard positions. The techniques are broken down step-by-step and include numerous photographs to make learn them on your own relatively easy.

Note: While this book is titled _Ultimate Fighting Techniques_, it is primarily Gi-Brazilian Jiu-jitsu focused. Most of the techniques will translate to MMA/UFC-style fighting (and there are some MMA-specific techniques included), but that is not the focus of the work. For a more-specific MMA texts, try B.J. Penn's _Mixed Martial Arts: The Book of Knowledge_ or _Bas Rutten's Big Book of Combat_.

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Summary: BJJ Guy
Comment: This book is extremely good. IMO it is even better than the first one. Definitely it is more advanced than Royler and Renzo's BJJ Theory and Technique, which is a good book and a complete guide of techniques. This book has a lot of stuff which other books are missing such as defenses and several options for each defense, which I find to be priceless. On the theory portion of the book, it is too brief and almost the same things as the first book, so there's nothing new to it, but regarding the techniques shown, they are excellent. The explanations are very clear and very articulated, something which is extremely important for anyone learning BJJ.


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